Offered as a companion program to Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition, currently on view in our gallery, American Experiments is a series of games developed by the Smithsonian Institution. There are no right answers, just an opportunity to share and discuss ideas, and to think about the questions that have faced generations of Americans.

Gather with friends and family, or team up with fellow patrons for a night of lively discussion, friendly debate, and the sharing of ideas! What deserves the title of America’s food: Hot dogs? Turkey? Maybe it’s pizza! Who changed America more: Thomas Jefferson or Walt Disney? What image comes to mind when you hear the word “freedom”? Play as you like, or just enjoy a brew and chat with Preservation Long Island staff!

Date: Friday, April 19, 2024
Time: Starting at 5:00 PM
Where: Take Two Brewery 1676 Union Blvd., Bay Shore, NY 11706
Cost: Free

“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,, or