National Americana Month is a time to bring us together as Americans.
Throughout the history of the United States, politics, religion, race, and culture collide as we determine what is quintessentially American. We have developed our own traditions throughout the time as we celebrate who we have become.
Summer BBQs, baseball, Independence Day – all these things are woven into the American fabric. The American flag, Route 66, hot dogs and lemonade. These all become symbols of what it is like to live in the United States. September is National Americana Month, and many symbols may appear online, or around your town.
It is a time to think about all that unites us as Americans, and all that brings us together.
How Can You Celebrate National Americana Month?
It may be complicated to celebrate National Americana Month in a pandemic. We may not be able to travel or attend the events that we normally would. Franklin, Tennessee has become home for the celebration. There are events that take place there all month long. But if you can’t travel down there, you can still celebrate the month.
Think about what it means to you to be an American. Maybe indulge in some American music, or art. If you can and you’re comfortable with it, maybe it’s time to visit a museum. Think about the many great American authors that you can revisit, or perhaps read for the first time. There may be no more quintessentially American author than Mark Twain.
Have you wanted to learn more about American history? Now is the time. You can celebrate National Americana Month by learning more about the founding fathers, some of the great presidents of the past, or the Great Depression. Maybe there’s a documentary or movie classic that can help spark your interest in a certain time in American history.
Whatever you find in your explorations, you can post about it on social media with the hashtag #nationalamericanamonth.