Hooray for politics!

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Hooray for politics!

During this presidential election year, the National Museum of American History takes a look at over two centuries' worth of campaigns.

Placards waved by committed Democrats and Republicans, metal ballot boxes—some of which had been used for more than 50 years of elections—and ancient voting booths testify to the democratic heritage of America since 1776. Audio and video show how the messages of presidential candidates have evolved, as communication has become ever more important and civic duty has shifted. This temporary exhibition kicks off the museum's new global approach to the theme of democracy. In 2017, a permanent exhibition on civic rights and duties opens.

Hooray for Politics!
National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20001

From February 1st Until November 11th 2016



10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.