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New Smithsonian Institution Exhibit Opens, “Voices & Votes: Democracy in America”


October 23, 2020

All Day

100 E Main St.

Bartow, FL

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As part of a partnership with The Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities, this new traveling exhibit opens Oct. 23 and will be on display through Dec. 4.

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 revolution and suffrage to civil rights and casting ballots, everyone in every community is part of this ever-evolving story—the story of our American democracy. The exhibition explores historic events and poses thought provoking questions for today’s citizens. The exhibit’s local component includes a story kiosk, that features individuals from our county who have unique backgrounds and experiences with voting that are important and should be shared.

The "Voices & Votes: Democracy in America” exhibit and related programming are brought to you by Florida Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution. We would also like to thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership. Local support has been provided by PalletOne Inc.