Bryan-Bennett Library

Voices and Votes: Aug. 28-Oct.2

Coming This August...

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

Bryan-Bennett Library is one of six sites in Illinois chosen to host a traveling exhibit entitled "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America." The exhibit will be on display in the newly redecorated Large Meeting Room at Bryan-Bennett Library for five weeks beginning on August 28, 2021 and concluding on October, 2, 2021. 

This Museum on Main Street exhibition will enable visitors to have a Smithsonian quality experience without traveling to Washington, D. C. as this exhibit is based on a current display at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History entitled: "American Democracy: a Great Leap of Faith."

A brief outline of the five sections of the Exhibit:

The Great Leap

A Vote, a Voice

The Machinery of Democracy

Beyond the Ballot

Creating Citizens

There will also be an Interactive Story Kiosk and an American Experiments Traveling Trunk for educators.