Tag: Wilmer Kearns

MARCH is a good month for writers! Greetings for Women’s History Month!. . .

This is a great month for women’s history. Get in touch with the National Women’s History Alliance!…


VIDEO: Descendants of suffrage activists working behind the scenes!

Marguerite Kearns writes about her suffragist grandmother, Edna Kearns….


“Spirit of 1776” Suffrage Wagon on exhibit thru May 13, 2018

 Marguerite Kearns and her suffrage activist grandparents! on Vimeo. The story of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon started when I was ten years old when asking my grandfather Wilmer Kearns questions about the horse drawn wagon stored in his garage.  That’s the beginning. The plot thickened as I asked more questions and put…


More about Edna Kearns and the “Spirit of 1776” wagon on exhibit in Albany, NY

        Snapshots from the Life of Edna Kearns on Vimeo. When the New York State Museum opens its women’s suffrage exhibit on November 4, 2017, the “Spirit of 1776” wagon Edna Kearns used for grassroots suffrage organizing will be on exhibit. Edna Kearns is best known for her horse-drawn “Spirit of 1776” campaign…


Two women’s suffrage videos at Suffrage Wagon Cafe

A video bringing the story of Inez Milholland to a TV audience in upstate New York. Many friends have heard me speak about my grandfather Wilmer Kearns. This video allows him to speak for himself—sort of. New Book by Brooke Kroeger about men involved in the women’s suffrage movement is slated for a September 2017…


Happy holiday video for 2016 from Suffrage Wagon!

Happy holidays from those of us at Suffrage Wagon News Channel! on Vimeo. The Inez Milholland petition campaign is winding down. If you haven’t added your name, please do so! Will a presidential citizens’ medal be lost in the transition of one administration to another? Perhaps. We’re concerned. And the way of addressing this? Do the…


Episode #10: Bess cautions Edna about getting married on suffrage storytelling!

Episode #10 of “Spirit of 1776” Suffrage Storytelling! on Vimeo. Over 100 years ago young women questioned marriage and whether or not it was in their best interest. Back then, women were property, not individuals with the rights of citizenship. Women were expected to pay taxes and accept their second-class citizenship. “No way,” said Bess, Edna’s…


Episode #8: “Spirit of 1776” Storytelling, The Good and Bad News for Wilmer Kearns!

Episode #8: “Spirit of 1776” suffrage storytelling with special guest, Jonathan Geffner on Vimeo. THE GOOD NEWS & THE BAD NEWS! How’s Wilmer Kearns doing in his ongoing effort to win the heart of Edna Buckman? Well, there’s good news and there’s bad news. Edna loved Wilmer’s storytelling. The bad news was that she hated his…


Episode #7: Wilmer loves the writing of Henry David Thoreau! Suffrage Storytelling.

Episode #7: Wilmer Kearns courts Edna Buckman with his storytelling on Vimeo. We’re moving toward the day when Edna, Wilmer and Bess (Edna’s best friend) are active in the women’s suffrage movement. But long before that, we meet them in 1903 when they’re young. Their direction in life is still in formation. MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT INTERESTED THE YOUNG…


Wilmer Kearns tries harder to impress Edna: Episode #6 of storytelling at Suffrage Wagon Cafe

      Episode #6: Wilmer Kearns tries to win over Edna with his storytelling on Vimeo. By Marguerite Kearns Welcome to Suffrage Wagon Cafe which opened its doors in March 2015, Women’s History Month. Catch up on past programs. Wilmer Kearns (my grandftaher) is complicating the story, as Edna’s best friend Bess points out. Wilmer’s determined…