Programs @ the Hall

Voices & Votes, Democracy in America

July 12 – August 23, 2024

The National Women’s Hall of Fame will present Voices & Votes, Democracy in America –  a special exhibit curated by the Smithsonian from July 12 until August 23.  

Adapted from American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Voices and Votes includes historical and contemporary photographs; educational and archival video; engaging multimedia interactives; and historical objects like campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia, and protest material. 

A companion exhibit curated by the National Women’s Hall of Fame will explore how fiber arts played a role – and continue to play a role – in advancing important conversations about gender and equity.

Summer @ the Hall

Community Celebration and Ribbon Cutting
July 12, 2024 | 4-6 PM
Join the National Women’s Hall of Fame Board of Directors, staff, granting agencies, community partners, sponsors, neighbors, donors and members for a special celebration as we officially “cut the ribbon” to open the newly completed second floor of the Seneca Knitting Mill! Enjoy light refreshments, a sneak peek of the Smithsonian’s Voices & Votes exhibit, updates from the Hall, and more. RSVP here.

Co-Crafting Democracy Fiber Arts Workshops
Hinda Mandell is a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and conducts research at the intersection of sensational events with private lives. Since 2016, her research has focused on the intersection of craft and political events, examining craft as a gendered, communication tool that can subvert the social order. Learn more about Hinda’s work by exploring this fascinating article about the links between smartphones and textiles.

More programs and workshops to be announced soon! Please check back on this site or join the Hall’s enewsletter to stay up to date on all museum events this summer! ***

Thank you to the Hall's 2024 Exhibit Sponsors!

About Voices & Votes
Voices and Votes is a Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It’s based on an exhibition by the National Museum of American History. It has been made possible in New York State by the Museum Association of New York. Support for MoMS in New York State has been provided by the United States Congress and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

“A New Agora for New York: Museums as Spaces for Democracy” humanities discussion programs are made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for more than 65 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play. For exhibition description and tour schedules, visit

About the National Women’s Hall of Fame
The National Women’s Hall of Fame was founded to bring the contributions and achievements of American women fully into our national narrative. We believe that an equitable and healthy nation is possible when all people are empowered to achieve their dreams. The Hall serves as a home for women’s stories, informed discussion, and collaborative partnerships. As a hybrid (virtual and physical) institution, the Hall aspires to be a national leader in conversations about women, their history, and the future.

About the Museum Association of New York
The Museum Association of New York is New York’s representative of the MoMS program, an outreach program of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service, and is the only statewide museum service organization with more than 750 member museums, historical societies, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums. MANY helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities. Visit and follow MANY on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn @nysmuseums

About the National Endowment for the Humanities
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at:

About the William G. Pomeroy Foundation
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation® is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and working to improve the probability of finding appropriate donor matches or other life-saving treatments for blood cancer patients. Established by Trustee Bill Pomeroy in 2005 to bring together his two greatest passions, the Pomeroy Foundation is a private, philanthropic organization located in Syracuse, N.Y. As the nation’s leading funder of historic roadside markers, the Pomeroy Foundation has awarded more than 2,100 grants for markers and bronze plaques in 48 states and Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Pomeroy Foundation, visit

About Humanities New York
Using dialogue, reflection, and critical thinking, Humanities New York applies the humanities to strengthen democratic society. Established in 1975 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities New York is a private 501(c)(3) organization that may receive federal, state, and private funding. To learn more about Humanities New York, visit