A former journalist and teacher, Marguerite’s award-winning writing in literary journals, blogs, and other publications has contributed to a support base for her storytelling about American history. Marguerite follows the matrilineal convention of using her mother’s family name, Kearns.
She is the granddaughter of women’s rights activists Edna B. Kearns and Wilmer R. Kearns who grew up in the Philadelphia area learning about her family history, and Marguerite was a New York State resident for twenty years. She lives in Northern New Mexico.
June 2021 is the publication date for a memoir and family history —An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns. SUNY Press.
Marguerite is best known for her advocacy of the Spirit of 1776 suffrage wagon used for organizing by her grandmother, Edna Kearns, that is now in the collection of the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. The wagon will be on permanent exhibit after the state museum’s renovation is completed. The wagon was exhibited at the state museum in 2010, 2012, 2017-2018, and 2020. Image: Courtesy- NYS Museum.
Find out about the history of the Spirit of 1776 suffrage wagon that plays a large part in the book from SUNY Press. Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been publishing since 2009: SuffrageWagon.org
Contact information for Marguerite Kearns.