Smithsonian Exhibit: "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America"

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 12:00 pm until Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 4:00 pm
Smithsonian Exhibit: "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America"

The Savanna Museum is proud to host the Smithsonian exhibit, "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America," Oct 7th through Nov 13th. Displays will include historical and contemporary photos, interactive media, games, historic objects and much more that exemplify how important citizens voices and votes are to our government and to the lives of all Americans.

The museum will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00-7:00 P.M. and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-4:00 P.M.  Donations are greatly appreciated. Go to the website listed above for more information.

While touring the museum take time to check out their many other displays including the Gallery of Civil War Soldiers telling a hundred short stories of the Civil War. This collection is the life’s work of local history teacher, Professor Gene Wright, who has hand-made over 100 life-size mannequins all dressed in authentic replicas of Civil War era uniforms, each mannequin has his or her own story. From a twelve-year-old drummer boy, to the Greybeard Regiment, to the woman who served as a man, each mannequin shines a light on a special moment in history.

The “Workin’ on the Railroad” Exhibit on the second floor includes a 1000 sq. ft. HO model railroad that tells the story of Savanna’s transcontinental railroad history. This meticulously crafted display is being developed through the artistry of five area scale model club members and model railroad buffs will not want to miss this world class exhibit.

The Wayne King Room contains a collection of memorabilia that celebrates native son & famous big-band musician, Wayne King.

Other displays include many railroad artifacts and items from the now closed Savanna Ordnance Depot.

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