American Democracy: A Great Leap Of Faith

Date(s) - 03/13/2021 - 10/03/2021
12:00 am

Senator John Heinz History Center


Developed in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, this timely exhibition explores the history of citizen participation, debate, and compromise from the nation’s formation to today, as our region and country attempt to make sense of a year that included heated election cycles, civil unrest, presidential impeachments and unprecedented challenges to our democracy.

With immersive displays, engaging interactives and rare artifacts, the exhibit focuses on the changing political ideas and principles of the nation, citizenship in a pluralistic society and political participation and engagement.

“American Democracy” also examines how Pittsburghers and events in Western Pennsylvania have significantly helped shape our democracy, including the Whiskey Rebellion, women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement and more.


1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States