“Cradle” needs rocking to support women’s heritage trails

December 19, 2013

We just posted two articles on New York History that deal with the proposed federal and state women’s trails. December 16, 2013 article: “Dear Santa, Please bring us a women’s history tourism trail,” New York History. #1. #2. December 18, 2013 article: “Votes for Women Trail: Federal Legislation Needed Now,” New York History. #1. #2.  […]

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Reorganization for Gage Center in Fayetteville, NY

December 14, 2013

The Gage Center in Fayetteville is in a state of reorganization. They’ve announced an open house and thank you for volunteers and donors on Monday, December 16, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, 210 East Genesee Street in Fayetteville, NY 13066. Since volunteers are the heart of the Gage Foundation […]

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More rocking articles, including story of the suffrage wagon, the “Spirit of 1776”

December 9, 2013

This article brings together the holiday classic film with the possible connections to the 1848 women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Check out this unique perspective about Seneca Falls, only on LetsRockTheCradle. #1. #2. Published in “New York History,” December 2013. Article by Marguerite Kearns about an old wagon, the “Spirit of 1776,” that […]

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Watch hearing about national women’s history museum online!

December 6, 2013

It’s likely you won’t be hanging around Washington, DC on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 with nothing to do but attend a hearing of the House Administration Committee on “Establishing a Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women’s History Museum.” It’s scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on that day, EST.  However, you can watch […]

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Film festival through April 2014 at Seneca Falls, NY women’s rights national park

December 5, 2013

The Women’s Right’s National Historical Park has a film festival ongoing through April of 2014. Entitled “Keep the Dream Alive,” the park’s events planners have used the theme of civil rights that are in alignment with the suffrage theme of the social revolution of 72 years in women’s rights. It’s another way of rocking the […]

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DAY #5: Controversy surrounding the Harriet Tubman House and proposed national park

December 2, 2013

We didn’t expect to run into complications when visiting the Harriet Tubman House in Auburn New York, but it turned out to be interesting on a lot of levels, particularly the politics of U.S. President Obama’s visit to Seneca Falls in late August. When he stayed overnight in Auburn, a few miles away, he didn’t […]

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National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY

November 28, 2013

A trip to Seneca Falls, New York isn’t complete without a visit to the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Each year there’s an induction ceremony that adds more women to the list of those who have made significant contributions. And just in case you believe that the work is over, just step up to the […]

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There are many ways to rock the “Cradle”

November 18, 2013

One way of rocking the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the United States is by descendants of the suffrage activists carrying on the work of the grandmothers and great grandmothers. This is precisely what has happened with the descendants of New York suffrage activist Edna Buckman Kearns. One hundred years ago she carried […]

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The background for the “Cradle” blogging tour of the U.S. Women’s Rights Movement

November 13, 2013

The background of the “Cradle” tour of the U.S. women’s rights movement. See complete story. It was a great trip and the feedback is still coming in.

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Articles about “Cradle” historic sites by Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine

October 25, 2013

We’re linking articles from New York History where the coverage of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the U.S. is available. We’re also linking the PDFs in order to preserve them for the future. Here they are: “Long Island’s Three Wagon Women,” by Marguerite Kearns, New York History blog, April 9, 2014. PDF […]

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