Marguerite Kearns—Photo: Michael Weisbrot
A journalist and freelance writer, 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.
Marguerite is the granddaughter of women’s rights activists Edna B. Kearns and Wilmer R. Kearns. She grew up in the Philadelphia area learning about her family history, and was a New York State resident for twenty years. She lives in Northern New Mexico.
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WITH LOTS OF HELP FROM FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS!
And don’t forget Tara Bloyd who is the great granddaughter of Edna and Wilmer Kearns. She has been a contributing blog editor, written blog posts, volunteered as book editor, lent her voice as Bess (Edna’s best friend), and much more. Winnie Culp, the granddaughter of Edna and Wilmer Kearns, has also stepped up to the plate over many years in support of and contributor to the blog, book, editing, commenting, and more. Without them, my grandfather Wilmer Kearns and my mother, Wilma Buckman Kearns, the memoir and family history wouldn’t be possible. The acknowledgement section of the book itself is long.
Marguerite Kearns responds to questions about writing the history of her family.
Marguerite Kearns is well 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.