Contact Laura R. Prieto if you are interested in being part of the suffrage history collaborative.

Our continued posting about grassroots activism to win women’s right to vote in the US is an example of how we’ve kept our awareness of the suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns fresh. During the decade leading up to the national 2020 celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, many volunteers were busy.

We’re supporting the New York State Museum in placing Edna Kearns’ suffrage campaign wagon on permanent exhibition.

The farmers’ market summer season is starting all over the nation. Picture yourself carrying home a bounty of produce grown locally. I’ve been writing and editing a blog for the Española Farmers Market since 2007. Local markets have sprung up across the nation over the past few decades. This trend has brought young people into the growing and producing frenzy. Give us a look…

and keep your eye on our sister website:

In 2023, US women have been working for 100 years to pass an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution.

“Spirit of 1776” women’s suffrage wagon on exhibit!! on Vimeo.

Here is another example of our work over the years.

Dance to the music of the New York State suffrage centennial! on Vimeo.

Just because the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020 has come and gone, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be aware of what happened and honor those who have come before us. Many events and special celebrations were cancelled during 2020 due to the viral emergency.

That’s why we’re continuing the awareness of the 100 years that US women have been voting. Women comprise more than 50% of the nation’s registered voters.

Bravo to New York State that noted the 100th anniversary of women voting nationwide after the 1917 state referendum in NYS that tipped the balance. The 2017 special referendum led to the national passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1920.

Even up to the last minute in 1920, citizens around the nation held their collective breaths. Would the ratification process in Nashville, Tennessee go as expected? Or would last-minute opposition set back the momentum?

The “Spirit of 1776: suffrage campaign wagon was exhibited at the New Y0rk State Museum in 2017.

Let’s carry on the spirit of 1776.

Support the New York State Museum in its wagon permanent exhibition plans for the $14 renovation underway.


Regina Ress was responsible for organizing a special program about women’s suffrage history at New York University. She is interviewed here speaking about the power of storytelling. has been publishing since 2009.