CCBC partners with Baltimore County Historical Society to host Smithsonian Institution’s Voices and Votes: Democracy in America Dec. 8 – Jan. 22
Dec 06, 2021 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)Community College of Baltimore County has been selected by Maryland Humanities as one of five communities to host Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition touring the state from April 2021 through January 2022. CCBC will host the exhibition from Dec. 8 – Jan. 22 at The Gallery at CCBC Dundalk, College Community Center, 7200 Sollers Point Road.
Voices and Votes is based on a major exhibition currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This Museum on Main Street adaptation will have many of the same dynamic features: historical and contemporary photos; educational and archival video; engaging multimedia interactives with short games and additional footage, photos, and information; and historical objects like campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia and protest material.
Voices and Votes is the seventh Museum on Main Street project brought to small communities throughout the state by Maryland Humanities. CCBC has partnered with the Historical Society of Baltimore County, which will host a local history companion exhibit at their site with the same themes.
“We are so proud that CCBC has been selected as one of the host sites for Voices and Votes,” said Shannon Smith, Community Education Coordinator for arts and humanities at CCBC. “This project engages not only the college community to learn more about American democracy, but our public schools, libraries, and neighbors as well. We are thrilled about this opportunity. We also look forward to future partnerships with the Historical Society of Baltimore County and other organizations to support more local learning initiatives.”
“We are delighted to help bring Voices and Votes to the county,” said Jamie Keffer, Executive Director of The Historical Society of Baltimore County. “We are particularly excited to be able to partner with CCBC to make this timely exhibit accessible to a diverse group of local students and new voters. Learning and appreciating the history of democracy in America is as important now as it ever has been.”
“We’re excited to cap off our Maryland tour of Voices and Votes with CCBC and the Historical Society of Baltimore County,” said Lindsey Baker, executive director of Maryland Humanities. “We’re looking forward to learning more about Baltimore County’s history of democracy—as explored in the Historical Society’s companion exhibit—in the context of the nation’s as a whole.”
For more information about Maryland Humanities, Museum on Main Street and Voices and Votes, please visit https://www.mdhumanities.org/programs/museum-on-main-street/2021-2022-tour/.
The Gallery at CCBC Dundalk Hours:
Dec. 8 – Jan. 22 (Closed for CCBC Winter Break Dec. 23 – Jan. 2)
Wednesdays 1-5 p.m.
Thursdays 1-7 p.m.
Fridays 1-5 p.m.
Saturdays 1-5 p.m.
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Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, nearly 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction, and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2021 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.
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About Maryland Humanities
Maryland Humanities is a statewide nonprofit organization that creates and supports educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities. For more information, visit www.mdhumanities.org. Maryland Humanities is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities; the State of Maryland; the Citizens of Baltimore County; private foundations such as the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Portfolios, www.BakerArtist.org; corporations; small businesses; and individual donors.
About Voices and Votes
Voices and Votes is based on a major exhibition currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This Museum on Main Street adaptation will have many of the same dynamic features: historical and contemporary photos; educational and archival video; engaging multimedia interactives with short games and additional footage, photos, and information; and historical objects like campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia, and protest material. Our democracy demands action, reaction, vision, and revision as we continue to question how to form “a more perfect union.” How do you participate as a citizen? From the revolution and suffrage, to civil rights and casting ballots, everyone in every community is part of this ever-evolving story – the story of democracy in America.
About Museum on Main Street
Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service program that teams up with state humanities councils to bring high-quality traveling exhibits to small communities through their own museums, historical societies, and other cultural venues. Residents enthusiastically engage with exhibition content, as diverse community members come together to share and celebrate their heritage.
About the Historical Society of Baltimore County
The Historical Society of Baltimore County collects, preserves and interprets the rich history of Baltimore County for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. For more information, please visit https://hsobc.org.