150 – Freedom of Speech

150 – Freedom of Speech

Norman Rockwell
c. 1943
Illustration for the Saturday Evening Post (February 20, 1943)
Oil on canvas

Cultural Connections

Freedom of Speech depicts a town meeting, a democratic forum used primarily in New England since colonial times. It allows members of the community to come together to discuss policy and budget items pertaining to their local government.

Arlington, Vt Town Hall

Arlington, Vt Town Hall

Town HallTown Hall Meeting, West Hartford, CT, 2009

Town HallTown Hall Meeting, West Hartford, CT, 2009