Join us for a special guided tour of the Smithsonian Institution Museum On Main Street traveling exhibition, Voices and Votes: Democracy in America!

Voices and Votes Exhibition Tour

When: Sunday, April 21, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Preservation Long Island Exhibition Gallery, 161 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members (registration required). Not a member? Join today!

Led by Preservation Long Island Curator, Lauren Brincat, the tour will guide visitors through the exhibition that explores the origins of American democracy from the revolution and suffrage to civil rights and casting ballots. The exhibition features historical and contemporary photos, archival video, interactive multimedia displays, and historical objects like campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia, and protest material. Objects drawn Preservation Long Island and other collections connect broader historical themes with local people and stories, including Jupiter Hammon, the first known published African American poet.

“A New Agora for New York: Museums as Spaces for Democracy” has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This project is supported by a grant awarded to the Museum Association of New York by Empire State Development and I LOVE NY/New York State’s Division of Tourism through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
Voices and Votes has been made possible in New York State by the Museum Association of New York. Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is part of Museum on Main Street (MoMS), a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide.
Support for MoMS in New York State has been provided by the United States Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. To learn more visit museumonmainstreet.orgsites.si.edu, or nysmuseums.org.