Event — Smithsonian National Museum of American History

America Now! We the party People

Where: Smithsonian National Museum of American History

14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

When: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Details: Party politics dominated 19th-century America, from the rise of Andrew Jackson through the Gilded Age. Barbecue, beer, and bonfires fueled massive midnight rallies, all to mobilize young voters excited to cast their first ballots. Even those who couldn’t vote turned out, influencing the incredibly public politics and making democracy social. Explore this era through a nonpartisan evening of interactive programming, discovering the various ways young people actively participated in their democracy. Join us for talks with curators, unique objects out of storage, from our Political History collection, themed beverages, music, and more.

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