Many Voices, One Nation
To be American is to live in a society shaped and reshaped by new generations, people, languages, beliefs and practices. No matter when or how we or our ancestors arrived on this continent, we all inherit this legacy. Like Americans before us, we face a centuries-long challenge to find balance between difference and unity among those with deep roots in this country and the more recent arrivals, as we build a nation together.
The new exhibition Many Voices, One Nation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will guide visitors through a multitude of journeys and personal stories that make up our collective past and show a recurring belief in our future. Opening in summer 2017, the exhibition will offer an original, dynamic history of the ways Americans have lived and worked together, sometimes at odds, yet more often with common purpose and heart.
Join the Museum as it tells a more inclusive history of the peopling of the nation, provides deep historical context for today’s issues, and offers public space for a broad civic conversation. These stories, some familiar and others told for the first time, will inspire visitors to think about the country’s history of diverse and evolving cultures in new ways. Many Voices, One Nation will ensure that a globalized America is represented in our national museum.