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Civic Saturday partners with the History Nebraska Museum to encourage civic engagement

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – Civic Saturday held their quarterly meeting where they discussed democracy and the state of the nation.

The goal is to encourage people to come together to celebrate our nation’s creed and discuss topics that include ways to increase active civic engagement through artistic ways that include poetry, music, and art.

This Civic Saturday was a little different as it included a partnership with the History Nebraska Museum which unveiled a new traveling exhibit called American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith from the Smithsonian.

Jill Dolberg, acting director of the museum, said the exhibit shows the evolution of America.

“It’s America as it’s changed, so we have a voting booth that looks like a suitcase that’s probably from the 1970s. We have some great 1970s election pants that you just need to see because I can’t describe them,” Dolberg said. “We have some artifacts from President Lincoln’s election.”

There are just some real treasures here and some things that make you think.

The next civic Saturday will be held in April. If you’d like to check out the American Democracy exhibit, it runs through May 20.

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