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History Museum Offers Special Preview During Fun Fourth Festival

Post Date:06/27/2019 2:00 PM
The Greensboro History Museum will host a preview party for the upcoming Project Democracy 20/20 initiative from 12-6 pm, Thursday, July 4 at the 130 Summit Ave. location. Starting in December, Project Democracy 20/20 is a yearlong exploration of American democracy through exhibitions, public programs and innovative community connections. The centerpiece of the initiative is the Smithsonian traveling exhibition American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith.

Visitors of the preview will enjoy fun activities for all ages, as well as snacks, special videos and a chance to see original posters of Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings celebrating President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. This program is open to the public and free of charge.

The Smithsonian exhibition, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, examines the debates that have shaped political participation and dissent over nearly two and a half centuries. It will be on view at the Greensboro History Museum from December 7 until March 27, 2020, but the history of American Democracy in Greensboro and across North Carolina will be front and center at the museum throughout the year.

Museum Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart states, “2020 is a presidential election year, a census year, the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and women’s right to vote, the 60th anniversary of the Sit-Ins and so much more. What a perfect time to explore what ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people’ means.”

As a special Fun Fourth bonus, WFMY TV meteorologists will be on hand to demonstrate how they do their live reports. The station is observing its 70th anniversary in 2019.

The Project Democracy 20/20 Preview is sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLP and is part of the Downtown Greensboro Fun Fourth Festival. All events are free and open to the public.

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