RCBC will host Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), from April 5 – May 5, 2022 in the Student Success Center.

View of the Smithsonian exhibit display in the Student Success Center
Join us for the Smithsonian Exhibit Celebration and Kickoff Event

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
5 pm to 7 pm
Student Success Center

When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence, they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects across generations. They embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens.

That great leap sparked questions that continue to affect Americans:

Who has the right to vote? 

What are the freedoms and responsibilities of citizens? 

Whose voices will be heard? 

How do we participate as citizens? 

How do we encourage more people to participate in our democracy?

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is a springboard for discussions about those very questions and how they are reflected in local stories. Our democracy demands action, reaction, vision and revision. From revolution and suffrage to civil rights and casting ballots, everyone in every community is part of this ever-evolving story.

To further explore exhibition themes, RCBC will work with community partners to integrate programming into classes across the college and develop extracurricular activities. Over the course of the year, RCBC will provide engaging and enriching educational experiences that will enable our students and community members to not only become more civically minded and involved but also become better equipped to effectively voice their viewpoints.

Exhibit Schedule

Public schedule (effective Tuesday, April 5 - Thursday, May 5):

  • Monday through Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm

  • Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

  • Select Saturdays: 11 am - 4 pm

  • The exhibit will be closed 4/15 and 4/16.

Group Visits

To ensure a safe and pleasant experience, all group visits must be scheduled and approved in advance. Requests must be submitted using our online form by March 28, 2022. Please allow 48 business hours to receive a follow-up email to confirm or reschedule.

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering at the exhibit? Sign up here to learn more about serving as a docent while the exhibit is on display at Rowan College at Burlington County. Please note that all docents will be required to attend two mandatory trainings prior to the exhibit opening.

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Thank you to our partners!

NJ Council of the Humanities Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Energizing Young Voters   Alice Paul Institute

League of Women Voters of Burlington County US Citizenship and Immigration Services  Literacy NJ spacer - decorative

The exhibition is made possible by Museums on Main Street (MoMS), which is a partnership between SITES and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, designed to bring exhibitions and humanities programming to organizations across the country. The New Jersey Council for the Humanities is the principal borrower of the exhibition and RCBC is the host.