Smithsonian Exhibit on Display at Arkansas State Capitol Voices & Votes: Democracy in America
Posted on: 04/17/2023 9:48 am
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(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – In cooperation with the Smithsonian and the Arkansas Humanities Council, Secretary of State John Thurston is pleased to present, Voices & Votes: Democracy in America, a limited Smithsonian traveling exhibit, which is now on display at the Arkansas State Capitol. The exhibit will travel across our state to multiple locations throughout the year, providing an exceptional opportunity for Arkansans to view a Smithsonian exhibit without leaving the comfort of their home state.
Voices & Votes highlights and examines the ever-evolving story of democracy in America. The exhibit features historical and contemporary photos and historical artifacts, such as campaign and voter memorabilia. Educational and archival videos and multimedia interactives bring the exhibit’s content alive to viewers of all ages.
Secretary Thurston said, "As Arkansas' chief election official, I'm very excited about having this exhibit at the Capitol. I hope it will encourage more people to get involved and exercise their right to vote."
As a traveling adaptation of a major exhibition currently on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Voices & Votes explores democracy as America’s greatest experiment through the eyes of various generations. It also springboards further discussions about the meaning and importance of democracy.
The exhibit will be on display in the Arkansas State Capitol's fourth floor gallery from April 17th until May 23rd. The Capitol is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
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