Tell PAMPS: What Does ‘Pennsylvanian’ Mean to You?

This Memorial Day Weekend will mark the first-ever Great Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration (PennMArt). Held at the historic Allentown Fairgrounds, PennMArt is a free, for-all-ages, and family-friendly event that will honor the rich cultural heritage of our Commonwealth, dating back to the days of William Penn to the present. From May 26-28, we will take time to honor our state’s varied folk art traditions, musical legacy, military history, and more.

Before we do that, however, we want to hear from you.

PennMArt is intended to celebrate everything great about our Commonwealth, including the traditions most important to its residents. Whether your family has lived in Pennsylvania for generations, or you are a first-generation transplant to the Keystone State, chances are you’ve had a chance to enjoy much of what our Commonwealth has to offer, and have formed your own sense of Pennsylvania pride.

With that, we want to know what stands out to you as the quintessential representation of what it means to live here. Share your traditions and stories, and tell us in the comments: What does the term “Pennsylvanian” mean to you?