Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

On exhibit October 8 – November 21, 2021

Our democracy demands action, reaction, vision, and revision as we continue to question how to form “a more perfect union.” How do you participate as a citizen? From the American Revolution and woman’s suffrage to civil rights and casting ballots, everyone in every community is part of this ever-evolving story – the story of democracy in America.

Voices and Votes is a traveling exhibit from Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Featuring 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, this exhibit encourages viewers to participate and make your voices heard in a government that entrusts the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens.