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Voices and Votes: Democracy in America at Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center
March 23 - May 19
Museum on Main Street
Voices and Votes is on view at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center March 23-May 19, 2024. When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects across generations. They embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens. That great leap sparked questions that continue to impact Americans: who has the right to vote, what are the freedoms and responsibilities of citizens, and whose voices will be heard? Voices and Votes: Democracy in America will be a springboard for discussions about those very questions and how they are reflected in local stories.
Voices and Votes is based on a major exhibition currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This Museum on Main Street adaptation will have many of the same dynamic features: historical and contemporary photos; educational and archival video; engaging multimedia interactives with short games and additional footage, photos, and information; and historical objects like campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia, and protest material.
The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.—4 p.m. with speaker events on Sunday afternoons. Admission is free but a donation of $5 is suggested. A grand opening will occur on Saturday, March 23 featuring the League of Women Voters and other community partners, dignitaries, and special activities.
Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities. Support for the local exhibition and programming was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowmenr for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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