Hooray for Politics!

February 1, 2016 – November 14, 2016

National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Center Floor Plan

This display juxtaposes historic voting devices with contemporary candidate rally signs to encourage our visitors to reflect on the relationship between the nation’s democratic traditions and the current swirl of election news, and draw visitors into conversations on the importance of civic engagement. Included in this display are large voting machines from the late 19th century and an assortment of 19th and 20th century voting boxes and rally signs from current candidates.