Tag: Edna Buckman Kearns

Suffrage Wagon Cafe—Special Program honoring Edna B. Kearns, suffrage activist

A Suffrage Wagon Cafe special program to honor Edna Kearns, New York State suffrage activist….


107th anniversary of Triangle Factory Fire

  Edna Kearns, as well as many New Yorkers, were acutely aware of the 1911 fire at the Triangle factory in New York City, a tragic fire that resulted in the deaths of more than 140 working women. Every year there is a commemoration, and this year it is on March 23, 2018. Workers United/SEIU…


“We’ve come a long way, baby. But does women’s suffrage hurt?”—Marguerite Kearns #2 Point of View

        Edna Kearns gets attention for her women’s suffrage work! on Vimeo. THROUGH THE EYE OF MARGUERITE KEARNS (Point of View) When I first started blogging  in 2009 about my grandmother Edna Kearns and her votes for women activism, most people had no idea what I meant when I referred to the “women’s…


Episode #4. “Spirit of 1776” suffrage storytelling. The books by Mary Wollstonecraft got Bess in trouble.

        Episode #4: How Bess got in trouble for reading Mary Wollstonecraft! on Vimeo. The problems for Bess started when her parents discovered a forbidden book under her bedroom mattress. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1792) started Bess on the path of finding other books that presented the idea…


Stories are how we remember important events! VIDEO about women’s suffrage storytelling!

Suffrage Wagon Cafe is introducing its women’s suffrage storytelling series on July 8, 2015. Are you subscribed? This long-awaited series links story to facts. People who follow the Suffrage Wagon love the details and how the cafe is opening its doors. Meet your friends at the Suffrage Wagon Cafe. Check out past story videos and…


Who was the Tennessee governor who listened to Edna Kearns’ suffrage speech 100 years ago? Story Episode #2

by Marguerite Kearns I heard the story about the Tennessee governor when I was young. Yes, in back in 1914 the governor of Tennessee listened to grandmother Edna Kearns’ suffrage speech in the rain. No one bothered to tell me where this happened. It could have been at Long Beach on Long Island for all I…


Alice Paul called my grandmother Edna Kearns “a peach”

Marguerite’s Musings: Just found a letter from a Massachusetts friend of my grandmother Edna Kearns. Most likely it was written in 1917 because the friend talks about the arrests at the White House and how in a conversation with Alice Paul, Edna’s name came up and Alice Paul called her “a peach.” Letters like this…


Kearns archive at New York Botanical Garden

What happened to Wilmer and Edna Kearns and the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon after the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920? They moved from Rockville Centre, NY with daughter Serena Kearns back to Pennsylvania where their second child, Wilma, was born in November 1920. The New York Botanical Garden (the LuEsther…


Birthday parties a way of rocking the cradle

It’s sufragist Edna Kearns‘ birthday on December 25th, as well as Seneca Falls convention heavyweight Martha Wright. Video to celebrate these December 25th birthdays. Edna Kearns (1882-1934) is cited as one of two suffragists of the month in December 2013 for the Long Island women’s suffrage site.  #1. #2. Want to give a gift? Edna Kearns…


What was Edna Kearns doing on June 27, 1913?

What was Grandmother Edna Kearns doing in June 100 years ago? Grassroots organizing at every opportunity. There were meetings –outdoors, indoors, up on soapboxes, standing on automobiles, out with the “Spirit of 1776” wagon on the beach, and anywhere a crowd gathered. Such is the nature of grassroots organizing. You get out the message however…