Buy-Centennial, n. The year-long production and merchandising of cheap tchotchkes which marketed American Independence. Also known as 1976. Though the anniversary is over, historic sites continue to reenact the celebration in their museum stores.
“God must have loved the historical souvenir, since He made so many of them.” Thomas Schlereth in Artifacts and the American Past.
Word coined by Thomas Schlereth, definition original.