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Voices and Votes: Democracy in America
October 23, 2020 - December 9, 2020Free
A Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition on display at the History Center from October 23 through December 9, 2020.
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.
Opening reception: Oct 23, 6-8pm. In collaboration with the Lakeland chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the exhibit opening will feature refreshments and living history reenactments by the Lakeland chapter of the Children of the American Revolution.