Tag: Votes for Women

What would Grandmother Edna Kearns say about votes for women today?

Our first wave women’s rights activists would be concerned about partisan moves to limit the right to vote and make it easily accessible….


What about “suffragents” like Wilmer Kearns in the first wave of the women’s rights movement?

Book by Brooke Kroeger about the men supporters of the women’s rights first wave says such involvement was remarkable and it has no precedent today….


VIDEOS: Find out what it took for women to win the vote! And sign a petition for a federal holiday on August 26th!

Videos from Suffrage Wagon News Channel are a reminder of the long and hard struggle to win this basic right….


Thanks to NYS Museum for suffrage wagon exhibition, PLUS book news!!

Books geared to suffrage movement for young readers, from Suffrage Wagon Book Shelf….


Suffrage Wagon Cafe—Videos, news, & your “to do” list to get ready for 2020!

Suffrage Wagon Cafe features videos, storytelling, and special programs….


Women continue persisting when getting the word out!

I met Sue Lean (shown here) at the opening of the “Votes for Women” exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY last November. We’d been in touch on the phone and by way of email. Sue stands out for her enthusiasm about suffrage centennials as well as the terrific vintage outfits she…


What’s happening in NYC and Albany—2017 suffrage centennial events!

New York State Museum will exhibit “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon in 2017! on Vimeo. The suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns on Long Island and in New York City will be part of a large Votes for Women exhibition at the NYS Museum in Albany, NY. The show, “VOTES FOR WOMEN: Celebrating New York’s…


Suffrage News Notes features award-winning suffrage video

        The Heritage Museum of Orange County (California) was honored to receive a first-place award from New Mexico Press Women at their annual conference and awards ceremony held at Ghost Ranch near Santa Fe, NM. The NMPW, the largest of New Mexico’s media organizations, is also the largest state chapter in the national…


“Who was suffrage activist Edna Kearns?” at Suffrage Wagon Cafe

   HAPPY AUGUST 26th from Suffrage Wagon Cafe. Edna Buckman Kearns reflects on her past & the “Spirit of 1776” wagon! on Vimeo. Edna Buckman Kearns was a grassroots suffrage organizer in New York City and Long Island, a Quaker writer and speaker best known for her “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon, a symbol of…


Women’s Equality Week, Chicago women’s conference, Gazette, and plans for travel!

“Spirit of 1776” women’s suffrage wagon on exhibit in 2017! on Vimeo. The National Women’s History Project has published a special issue of the Gazette—”How Women Won the Vote.” The publication is available for events and observances in time for August 26th, Women’s Equality Day. A single copy is free. Bulk orders are $10 for 25…