Find out the entire story of The Spirit of 1776 suffrage campaign wagpn. “It was also referred to as the Spirit of ’76” wagon in my family,” says Marguerite Kearns, author of the An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights.

It’s the story of activism as experienced through the lens of one family. And the memoir features the accomplishments, as well as the highs and lows and complications of one family living in New York City and on Long Island.


This week the City of Long Beach, NY (Long Island) installed a historic plaque on its boardwalk commemorating the activism of Edna Kearns and the visit she made there in July of 1913. It is the second marker installed on Long Island linked to Edna Kearns. The other marker funded by the Pomeroy Foundation is on the main street of Huntington, New York and it features the Spirit of 1776 suffrage wagon.

The historic marker in Long Beach is part of the national Votes for Women Trail. has been publishing since 2009.