There is no question that we stand at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. Urgent questions face us about our future and ability to move forward as a united country and to take on the big challenges of our time. Doing so will require a strong commitment to a fully functional democracy.
Featuring engaging multimedia experiences, immersive design, and artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution and host organizations, the exhibit will demonstrate that our democracy relies on our active participation in order to form a “more perfect union.” The traveling exhibition also explores the history of American government, and how that system has been tested, improved, damaged, and repaired over time.
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith was developed by the National Museum of American History and adapted for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition will be on display at Atlanta History Center from November 6, 2021-March 23, 2022.