Marguerite Kearns October 17, 2010

The suffrage wagon is a back door opening to the subject of a grand period of our history: the struggle for Votes for Women.  Judging by the number of mentions about the suffrage movement, as seen online, the level of interest is increasing. Here are some recent highlights: One Washington county honors its suffragists. College student […]

Marguerite Kearns October 9, 2010

The mention of an activist speaking from a suffrage wagon turned up in an unlikely place —The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. “Sara Lauter of Indianapolis, president of the Woman’s Suffrage league, spoke from a ‘suffrage wagon’ in New York City and took turns with others in the group speaking locally ‘whenever we could get two people […]

Marguerite Kearns October 8, 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer review of a new book about Alice Paul by Mary Walton. Review in a New Jersey paper. Columnist Jack Levine writes about his grandmother voting and her involvement in the suffrage movement. Susan B. Anthony letter on sale for $15,000. News article about how women’s history doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. US president Obama mentions […]

Marguerite Kearns October 3, 2010

People are interested in the history of woman’s suffrage. Author Teri P. Gary is finding this out as she travels upstate New York to speak to groups about her research and the story of the movement in Washington, Warren and Saratoga Counties. She’s been at about 40 appearances during the past year and is about […]

Marguerite Kearns September 25, 2010

“They aren’t absentee –just absent” is a Newsday Op Ed piece written by Antonia Petrash about women and voting. Petrash is the director of the Glen Clove (NY) Public LIbrary, and she is writing a book about the suffrage movement on Long Island.

Marguerite Kearns September 24, 2010

The grand opening of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center in Fayetteville, New York is scheduled for the weekend of October 8-10, 2010. This is an incredible opportunity to find out more about a key suffragist in the movement, Matilda Joslyn Gage. There’s a very full weekend of activities –both educational and entertaining. Visit the newly-restored […]

Marguerite Kearns September 19, 2010

Women mounted on horses and horse-drawn wagons (as seen on the front cover of this March 1913 issue of the Woman’s Journal) suggests that the drama was very much a part of the impact of the demonstrations. It was a rare sight for women to be out of the home and in public in such […]

Marguerite Kearns September 12, 2010

Getting the word out to the public was no simple accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century. Bold speaking in public was a novelty and it was apt to draw large crowds. Photo: Bain Collection, Library of Congress. The urgency to step up to the plate remains an issue today. An Associated Press article […]

Marguerite Kearns September 5, 2010

A rare and precious film clip of 1913 showing Rosalie Jones and Elisabeth Freeman leaving on a hike to Washington, DC for suffrage gives a sense of, not only their courage, but the intense interest in women voting and the need to accelerate the pressure. The story in my family was that my grandmother, Edna […]

Marguerite Kearns September 5, 2010

On the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, the newspaper covering Nassau County on Long Island featured Edna Kearns and a roundup of the number of women holding elected positions on Long Island. Check it out! I’m sure Edna thought it perfectly reasonable that Rockville Centre, where she lived, should have a […]