RCBC chosen as host site for Smithsonian’s Voices and Votes: Democracy in America exhibit
Thursday, Mar 24, 2022

people of all ages and nationalities standing around a flag

Who has the right to vote? What are the privileges and obligations of citizens? Whose voices will ultimately be heard? These questions have ruminated in the American psyche since the Revolutionary War and continue to affect citizens to this day. Explore them further and join the discussion at Rowan College at Burlington County from April 5 to May 5, as they display Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, an exhibit based on works currently displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. 

Features of the exhibit include historical and contemporary photos; educational and archival video; engaging multimedia interactives with short games and additional footage, photos and information; and historical objects like campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia and protest material. The New Jersey Council for the Humanities' will cohost a kickoff event with RCBC, as part of NJCH's 50th Anniversary celebrations on April 5, from 5 to 7 pm. Register for the event here

This exhibit will correlate with a year of programming integration with RCBC courses and events, including but not limited to Marketing the Movement: How Women Won the Vote, Early Voting on RCBC’s Mount Laurel Campus and a Naturalization Ceremony which will take place on April 1. 50 candidates from 26 countries will earn citizenship during the ceremony. Visit rcbc.edu/smithsonian to see all upcoming events. 

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America has been made possible at Rowan College at Burlington County by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Voices and Votes is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.