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The exhibition will open at Preservation Long Island in March 2024 then travel to Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, National Women’s Hall of Fame and Museum, Robert H. Jackson Center, the Munson in Utica, Alice Austen House, Long Island Museum, Onondaga Historical Association and Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center, Genesee Country Village and Museum, Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission, Chemung County Historical Society, and concludes at the Underground Railroad Education Center in Albany in January 2026.

Each museum will display the Smithsonian exhibition and produce an exhibition drawn from their own collection that relates to their community’s role in the development and advancement of democracy in America. Smithsonian resources available to the twelve museums will include digital learning curricula and communication tools. MANY staff will organize the exhibition travel, and help each museum plan, implement, and evaluate the exhibitions and interpretive programs.

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Learn more about each of the twelve project participants

and host sites below.


Long Island

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

March 24 - May 3, 2024

Sackets Harbor Battlefield 

State Historic Site

Sackets Harbor, NY

May 17 - June 28, 2024

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National Women's Hall of Fame

Seneca Falls, NY

July 12 - August 23, 2024

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Robert H. Jackson Center

Jamestown, NY

September 6 - October 18, 2024

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Utica, NY

November 11 - December 13, 2024

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Alice Austen

House Museum

Staten Island, NY

December 27, 2024 - February 7, 2025

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The Long Island Museum

Stony Brook, NY

February 20 - April 6, 2025

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 Onondaga Historical Association Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center

Liverpool, NY

April 18 - May 30, 2025

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Genesee Country Village

& Museum

Mumford, NY

June 3 - July 25, 2025

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Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor

Buffalo, NY

August 8 - September 19, 2025

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Chemung County

Historical Society

Elmira, NY

October 3 - November 14, 2025

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Underground Railroad

Education Center

Albany, NY

November 28, 2025 - January 9, 2026

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