Category: Marguerite’s Musings

Suffrage activists reached to the sky to make their point!

How do suffrage stories speak to us today? The “Spirit of 1776” reminds us of the long history of individuals and organizations reaching out toward change. They had no idea in the moment of the impact of what they were doing. What’s the message for today? Think outside the box. Even if you’re convinced your cause…


“Marguerite’s Musings,” when following the suffrage Wagon!

Suffrage storytelling appeals to many readers….


Growing up as a women’s suffrage descendant: from Marguerite Kearns

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…


Edna loved Wilmer, but she didn’t want to get married: Marguerite’s Musings on Valentine’s Day

by Marguerite Kearns I’m not saying that my grandparents wore these particular coats shown below, but they certainly glanced at the winter styles and were, I suspect, influenced by the fashion. The styles appear on the same page as an article about Grandmother Edna and her suffrage movement organizing and activities. If I transpose my…


Musing about my Susan B. Anthony speech, plus new book about Alice Paul

I’m still working out the details of my Susan B. Anthony speech for the party commemorating the June 19, 1873 presentation Susan gave in court at the Ontario County, NY courthouse for her trial for illegal voting. The occasion: her trial for illegal voting. The courthouse is located in what’s known as the “Cradle” of…


Encourage NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo to put “Spirit of 1776” wagon on permanent exhibit!

Contact New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo directly. Bring up the following email form, fill in your name and address. Select “Women’s Issues” as the category, and make your message simple. Save suffrage history. Support the New York State Museum in putting the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon on permanent exhibit for today and…