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Historic Marker Honoring Suffragist Unveiled!

Historic Marker Honoring Suffragist Unveiled!

An historic marker honoring suffragist Edna Buckman Kearns of Rockville Centre was unveiled today on the boardwalk in Long Beach where she had demonstrated for women’s right to vote over one hundred years ago. The installation of the marker represented years of effort by several groups, including the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association. Her granddaughter, […]

Remarkable New York Women

Remarkable New York Women

Betty Gillies, 1908 – 1998 As Memorial Day approaches our thoughts turn to honoring those who have sacrificed to protect our American way of life, and no group illustrates this more perfectly than the Woman Airforce Service Pilots, known as the WASP. The WASP was an elite cadre of experienced women pilots recruited by the […]

An Inside Look at the Real Woman Suffrage Movement

We look forward to the release of an exciting new family memoir by author Marguerite Kearns, An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights. As granddaughter of noted suffragist Edna Buckman Kearns, (of Rockville Center) Ms. Kearns fills in an enormous gap about how voting rights activism on the local, state […]

NEWSDAY HONORS DR. NATALIE NAYLOR!

NEWSDAY HONORS DR. NATALIE NAYLOR!

Newsday readers have a treat in Sunday’s paper – an article honoring my good friend Dr. Natalie Naylor. Dr. Naylor taught at Hofstra University for 32 years, and is the author of several books and many articles about remarkable women in Long Island’s history. Her latest book, Women In Long Island’s Past features information about […]

March is Women’s History Month!

Hopefully we will soon reach the day when the celebration of women’s history is not limited to one month, but is celebrated throughout the entire year, marking no difference from men’s – “People’s history” it might be called. But until then we can’t resist this opportunity to use this month to celebrate the special women […]

Save the Date! Sunday, April 11, 2021

Information from our colleague, Ellyn Okvist of the Lake Ronkonkoma Heritage Association: On June 8, 1915 THE SUFFRAGE TORCH went on a Statewide campaign led by the Women’s Political Union from Montauk Point Lighthouse to Buffalo, arriving on July 27, 1915. Mrs. Harriet Stanton Blatch, President of the Union, held a mass meeting on July […]