"Intrigue on the Village Green: The Election of 1733 at St. Paul's." The exhibit uses text, documents, art work, photographs, dioramas, artifacts and sound to explore an open air election for a seat in the New York assembly, held on the Village Green at St. Paul's, October 29, 1733. Raising issues of freedom of the press, freedom of religion and voting rights, the canvass represents one of the earliest documented elections in colonial America, and offers a rare glimpse into the political culture of early America.
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