Monthly Archives: August 2017

The best roast corn recipe from Suffrage Wagon Cooking School!

It’s August and fresh corn is coming in from the fields. Don’t boil it or keep it in the fridge until it’s hard and stale. Rush immediately to the best source of fresh corn and cook it ASAP. Chef Cutting shares his secrets as well as a delicious way to roast corn with the husks on. The flavor stays in and your dinner guests, friends and family members will have sweet butter dipping onto their chins as they say “ahhhh.”



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Celebrate Pi Day with American apple pie for women voters! on Vimeo.

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Women’s Equality Week in Seneca Falls, NWHP Gazette available, events & programs!

“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 copies. Contact the NWHP for details.

A women’s convention is planned for October 2017 in Chicago. The event will attract thousands of women of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 26 – 28 for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and movement building to continue the preparation for the 2018 mid-term elections. Early registration is available. Contact Mariam at with questions, comments, or ideas.

Women’s Equality Week will be observed from August 18 to August 27, 2017 at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY. Each day during the week will feature presentations on one of eight women. Ranger led talks on each individual will take place at 11 am and 3 pm. Nineteen additional women will be highlighted with displays and descriptions.

Planning a trip? Include a visit to the New York State Museum in Albany, NY for its votes for women exhibit that opens on November 4, 2017 in Albany for a much-anticipated display of New York’s treasures, many of them never seen in public before. The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns will be part of the exhibit.

Organizing an event or celebration for August 26th—Women’s Equality Day? There is movement underway to build support to make the date a national holiday. Get busy now on the local and state level and visit the National Women’s History Project web site for details.

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National Women’s History Project publishes Gazette about 2020 centennial!

Headlines about Women’s Suffrage News & Centennials on Vimeo.

“How Women Won the Vote” is the theme of the National Women’s History Project’s “Gazette,” a 24-page special issue. It includes a valuable “Call to Action” to alert citizens from coast to coast to get ready for the 2020 national suffrage centennial. A single copy is free. A total of 25 copies can be purchased for $10 from the NWHP store online.

The National Women’s History Project’s 2017 special edition devoted to the women’s suffrage grassroots movement is a pivotal and groundbreaking marker in time alerting Americans to write women back into history. This has been the vision of the NWHP for the past 35 years.

The “Call to Action” editorial doesn’t mention the debates that will inevitably surface with the passage of time on the national level. The focus instead is on recognizing the significance of this dramatic social movement and rally individuals and organizations to recognize our history for what it is—all of it. There is a great deal to acknowledge. The Gazette editorial reads in part:

“The Women’s Suffrage Centennial honors this specific part of American history. We encourage celebrations to keep the focus on the women who won the vote and not leave them behind in discussions of contemporary history. The anniversary is not the time for such general approaches as ‘women in America’ or ‘women in protest.’ Rather, it should mark the start of many shows, exhibits, discussions and art on the historic and spiritual importance of multicultural suffragists…”

To keep a 2020 national suffrage commission focused on history rather than politics will be a challenge. Some political operatives are already turning the 2020 national centennial into an ideological battleground with the appointment of those who will serve on the commission. It wasn’t long ago that most Americans didn’t understand the meaning of or they couldn’t pronounce the word “suffrage.” Even fewer were aware of what it meant. This is changing.

Don’t forget that the “How Women Won the Vote” issue is available for bulk distribution through the National Women’s History Project’s store. Prior issues of the NWHP’s publication have been popular among educators and organizations.

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Edna Kearns and attention for her women’s suffrage work! on Vimeo.

Recognition comes from many directions. Here’s a link (below) remembering suffrage activist Inez Milholland on “Miriam’s Well,” a blog by well-known poet and writer Miriam Sagan.

Edna Kearns' suffrage work featured

Marguerite Kearns is host at the Suffrage Wagon Cafe.

Visit our Vimeo channel for videos and special announcements.

Follow for news and views about upcoming suffrage centennials. 

“Choose it and Use it” is a video reminding us of how the past is linked to what we do today and its impact on the future.