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March 23 - May 19

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

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.

Voices and Votes is our third Smithsonian exhibition, funded through a Museums on Mainstreet grant by Florida Humanities. It 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. Our democracy demands action, reaction, vision, and revision as we continue to question how to form “a more perfect union.” 

Our exhibition also features art work created by two Sulphur Springs youth arts groups, and inspired by the theme of Democracy in America -- visual art by Community Stepping Stones, and poetry by Battleground Poets. And we offer an exciting series of talks by experts, highlighting key issues in the history and current state of democracy.

For information about the exhibition from the Smithsonian, visit here. 

 

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 Endowment 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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Charley Belcher, from Charley's World on Fox 13, visted the museum summer 2023. Click here to see what he discovered with the Velocity exhibit and the wonderful history of Sulphur Springs. 

Our Summer 2023 Exhibit
Was a Big Success!

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Roller Coaster Track

The Dish

Half Pipe

Loop Track

The Technology!

Jump Track

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