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Reflect On The Complicated History Of The U.S. During “Civic Season”

For three weeks this summer, museums around the country will focus on the full history of the United States with artifacts that reflect its complex narrative—the good and the bad. The project, called Civic Season, started on Flag Day, June 14, and will go to July 5. Museums are hoping to inspire young people age 18-30 years to include civic engagements in their usual July 4th festivities. Online resources, activities, and in-person events include topics on racial justice, climate change, rights, voting, immigration and much more. One coordinator believes July 4th becomes a stronger and more meaningful celebration when you are aware of the many moment that have shaped our history.

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