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Smithsonian’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition

Smithsonian’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition

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Inspired by the permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith opens to the public July 20, 2019, in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and will close Nov. 10, 2019.

Featuring artifacts from the Smithsonian and supplemental items from the Gettysburg collection and artifacts on loan from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, "American Democracy" demonstrates that self-government relies on every citizen's active participation in the quest to form a "more perfect union." Exhibition sections explore the origins of American democracy, the changing identity of eligible voters, the machinery of democracy, the right to petition and protest beyond the ballot, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

To purchase tickets for the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, visit GettysburgFoundation.org.

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Smithsonian’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition