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Project XV Museum

In what will be the first comprehensive voting rights museum in the nation, we have three engaging exhibits packed with information.

The Strother Exhibit opens April 4, 2024. Plan your visit today. 

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Voting Rights Throughout History

A walk through the history of voting rights in America, viewed through the lens of all the social and political movements that fought to enfranchise the most marginalized members of our society.

David Strother's Historic Barber Shop

A reconstruction of David Strother’s barber shop as it would have looked in 1870, on the day that Strother made history as the first Black man to vote in Illinois. Features a full VR experience.

Voting Rights: Landscape of Today

An examination of present-day issues surrounding voting and enfranchisement, and what you can do to preserve this civic necessity.

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