Voices and Votes Smithsonian Exhibit Comes to Jacksonville

November 27, 2021

The NEW Jacksonville Area Museum in downtown Jacksonville, Illinois is proud to welcome an exhibit from the Smithsonian for a very limited time.

The Smithsonian Museum on Main Street's "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America" may be seen during the museum's regular hours of operation of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday through December 22. The museum is located at 301 East State Street, in historic downtown Jacksonville.

Plus, the museum has a display about Lincoln's connections to the area, the history of the community, and is a great starting point to explore this fascinating part of Illinois.

“Voices and Votes” 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. It delves into topics such as who has the right to vote, what are the freedoms and responsibilities of citizens, and whose voices are heard in our democracy.

Learn more about the museum at www.jacksonvilleareamuseum.org

The “Voices and Votes” exhibit at the Jacksonville Area Museum is made possible by support from Illinois Humanities and Museum on Main Street.

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