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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Voices and Votes: Democracy in America examines questions stemming from the leap of faith taken by the American revolutionaries who established a government that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy but in its citizens. Who has the right to vote? What are the freedoms and responsibilities of citizens? Whose voices will be heard? The exhibition, cohosted by the Madison County Historical Society (MCHS) and Madison County Government, is made possible in cooperation with Illinois Humanities. It will remain in Madison County through Friday, August 20. Voices and Votes is based on a major exhibition currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. In creating the exhibition, curators explored the history of voting in America from a broad perspective. Voices and Votes: Democracy in America will be a springboard for discussions about those questions and how they are reflected in local stories.
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