Construction on the museum’s fall voting exhibit “Ballots, Babes and Beer” has officially begun! In addition to being a presidential election year, 2012 marks the 99th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in Illinois.
The new exhibit will celebrate the anniversary and highlight stories of men and women on both sides of the issue. Also discover how the Civil War and alcohol influenced the women’s suffrage debate that resulted in a dramatic political showdown in Springfield.
Although new and exciting changes are afoot, there’s still time to see the summer kite exhibit before it is replaced. The kite exhibit runs through August 10. The lower gallery is expected to reopen with the voting exhibit on September 7. Stay tuned for more updates.