Baltimore County among locations to host Smithsonian exhibition on voting, democracy

October 19, 2020

The Baltimore Sun/The Towson Times, August 28, 2020
by Allana Haynes
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Maryland Humanities, a nonprofit that creates and supports educational experiences in the humanities, has chosen five organizations, including the Baltimore County Historical Society, to host its traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition, “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America.”

A black and white image of four World War II Coast Guardsmen and soldiers receive their voting applications while stationed in the Aleutian Islands. To their left, a man in the background looks on behind them. To their right, there is an airplane.
World War II Coast Guardsmen and soldiers receive their voting applications while stationed in the Aleutian Islands. (Check with Baltimore Sun Photo)

The exhibition aims to be a springboard for discussions about the freedoms and responsibilities of citizens and who has the right to vote. It will feature contemporary and historical photographs, archival video and historical objects, such as campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia and protest material.

Each site will host the exhibition for six weeks and develop a complementary exhibit highlighting the heritage and history of their community. The Baltimore County Historical Society showcase is being held in conjunction with the Community College of Baltimore County in Dundalk, located at 7200 Sollers Point Road.

 
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