When Edna Kearns left Manhattan in 1913 for a grassroots organizing campaign to Long Island, Irene Davison rode in the “Spirit of 1776” wagon with her and little Serena Kearns. The “Spirit of 1776” is in the collection of the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. Irene Corwin Davison is to the far right […]
by Marguerite Kearns When I was young, my mother told me that my grandmother Edna Buckman Kearns did important work campaigning for Votes for Women. Edna died a long time before I was born, so I could only imagine what those days before the vote had been like. I thought about Edna and dreamed about […]
The Suffrage Wagon Cafe for special programs, music, & film on Vimeo. Suffrage Wagon Cafe has been undergoing renovations which means we are now resuming our special programs. This program highlights the unveiling of the heritage road marker in Huntington, NY during April 2018 and the closing of the special suffrage centennial exhibition from November 2017 […]
VIDEO SPECIAL: Reporter Samantha Parker reminds us to see the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns before the “Votes for Women” exhibit at the New York State Museum closes on May 13, 2018. The suffrage wagon has been exhibited at the museum in 2010, 2012, and from 2017 to 2018. It was on […]
Unveiling of “Spirit of 1776” heritage road marker in Huntington, NY on Vimeo. The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage road marker is now featured in the downtown business district of Huntington, NY. Follow the suffrage wagon for news, views, and updates.
The roadside marker in Huntington, NY, officially dedicated on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, is now part of the downtown business area near Wall and Main Streets. The marker is part of a program of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation to erect historic road markers throughout New York State.
Women’s suffrage newsletter is on the stands! on Vimeo. We’re spreading the news of the dedication ceremony in Huntington, NY on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon road marker commemorating the 1913 rally and confrontation between those for women voting and those against. Also—the “Spirit of 1776” wagon is only on […]