SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: Interview with songwriter and performer Eighty Bug about the “Spirit of 1776” song she wrote and produced about the suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns in the New York State votes for women movement. The “Spirit of 1776” horse-drawn wagon was exhibited at the New York State Museum from 2017 to 2018 […]
Overview of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon on exhibit in NYS on Vimeo. This is the last day for the votes for women exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. The video highlights the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns that was a symbol of the suffrage movement. […]
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 […]
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.
The suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns and others on Long Island and in New York City parades is an example of the extensive use of “visual rhetoric” used by the suffragists in addition to the written and spoken word. This wagon also tapped into the tradition of the American Revolution by the […]