the museum of americana

a literary review

Congrats to this year’s Best of the Net nominees!

          We wish you the best of luck in the selection process!  Poetry Heat by Ellen Stone Slickwater and Sand by Ruth Foley Driving in Nebraska … Continue reading


Ellen Stone on the Farmall Model H Tractor

  I was fourteen when Ty put me on the H.  All winter, I had helped him with chores, cleaning out stalls, setting up the milking, feeding cows hay, silage.  … Continue reading

December 7, 2016

Contributor Cal Freeman on Doop and the Inside Outlaws’

  The Corridor Doop and the Inside Outlaws “Back in the summer of ’49, old Everett Belcher was runnin’ shine from the hills of Kentucky to the mills of Great … Continue reading

November 22, 2016

Transportation Celebration — Corie Rosen on Dangerous Driving

Independence Pass Just before you reach Leadville, Colorado, a Victorian town with 11,000 feet of elevation and a population of less than 3,000, you reach a decision point in the … Continue reading

September 5, 2016

Transportation Celebration — Susanna Lang on Walking

Travelers  I walk to walk: the act has its own value, and the words, if they happen to arrive, are in the nature of a gift . . .  —Michael … Continue reading

August 27, 2016

Americana-Themed Podcast Newly Released

In the latest episode of Artifact Chat, a monthly podcast of curated intersections between America’s past and present, museum prose editor, Lindsey Griffin, sat down with Kristine Engel, curator of … Continue reading

August 22, 2016

Our Reading Series — Coming Soon!

We at the museum of americana are excited to collaborate with a number of our contributors to plan a new series of readings throughout the country. These readings will take place over the … Continue reading

August 13, 2016