“The dungeon I was in was very filthy, tobacco spit on the floor and all along the side of the filthy bunk; dirty horse blankets, open dirty toilet, no water, dark and damp. I was so cold my teeth chattered all night. Superintendent Whittaker ran up and down the corridor screaming to the guards to bring the handcuffs, straight jackets and gags.”

Minnie Quay, suffragist arrested for picketing the White House. 1917.

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

Support the New York State Museum in placing the Spirit of 1776 suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in New York City and Long Island in 1913 on permanent exhibit. The state museum is expected to be closed sometime  during 2023 so that older exhibitions can be cleared out to make room for newer ones. The permanent exhibition of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns and others during 1913 in New York City and on Long Island is in line for exhibition in 2024.


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