Cookbooks are an important part of women’s history, says Marguerite Kearns

Posted by on July 4, 2017 in 60-Second History Lesson | 0 comments

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by Marguerite Kearns

Food played a large part in the activism of the women’s suffrage movement. Women were in charge of the kitchens. But more than this, they understood how food, its preparation and serving, were opportunities for spreading the word about equality and freedom.

That’s why Suffrage Wagon Cooking School is part of our news and story platform. We’re not just concerned with what happened long ago. That’s important. We stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us. And we’re obsessive about linking the present, past, and future together to illustrate that we’ve been alert and active for a long time.

Photo below: Women voting in Woodstock, NY in 1918. An exhibit of Woodstock women in history is underway at the Historical Society of Woodstock through the fall of 2017. This is one of many events and celebrations during 2017, the NYS suffrage centennial.

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