• Current Exhibition – Voices and Votes: Democracy in America
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Smithsonian Institution Voices and Votes Traveling Exhibition
On View Now Through May 3
Preservation Long Island Gallery



Preservation Long Island is thrilled to be the first venue in New York State to host Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition that offers a broad look at the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by and for the people.”  The exhibition includes art and artifacts drawn from Preservation Long Island and other local collections.

Where: Preservation Long Island Exhibition Gallery
161 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
When: Now through May 3, 2024
Exhibition Hours: Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
We are also offering exclusive exhibition viewing hours for our Members! (Advance registration is required).
Register HERE for Member Access

Not a member? Click HERE to join!


Join Us for Exhibition-Related Programs and Events!


April 18: Scholar Lecture with Historian David Waldstreicher, PhD
Cold Spring Harbor Library or via Zoom  
Explores the poetry and public voices of two published Black poets of eighteenth-century America, Phillis Wheatley and Jupiter Hammon, highlighting their lives and work, politics, relationship to each other, and their legacies. 7 PM to 8 PM Register HEREApril 19: American Experiments Game Night
Take Two Brewery 1676 Union Blvd., Bay Shore, NY
A night of games developed by the Smithsonian and offered as a companion program to the exhibition. There are no right answers, just an opportunity for lively discussion, friendly debate, and the sharing of ideas!  Starting at 5 PM.April 20 and 24Voter Registration Days with The League of Women Voters
Preservation Long Island Exhibition Gallery 
Representatives from the Huntington Chapter of the League of Women Voters will be stationed in the gallery from noon to 2 pm to share resources with Voices and Votes exhibition visitors.


April 21: Exhibition Guided Tour
Preservation Long Island Exhibition Gallery
Preservation Long Island Curator, Lauren Brincat, will guide visitors through the “Voices and Votes” exhibition that explores the origins of American democracy from the revolution and suffrage to civil rights and casting ballots. 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Register HERE 


Are you passionate about democracy, history, and social justice? Do you have a story to tell about your experiences with American democracy? Share your story with us! Click the button below to learn more about this ongoing project and to access the sign-up form. We will reach out to schedule a time for you to share your story.
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Join our team! Visit our “Work with Us” page for full job descriptions and application instructions.




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