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February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Room 119, 10 First St. S.E.
Washington, D.C 20540 United States
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The American Evolution in collaboration with The Library of Congress and College of William & Mary’s Middle Passage Project, is hosting a free and open to the public symposium on the significance of 1619. Respected scholars will come together to explore the encounters of Africans, Europeans and native people during the year 1619 in the Jamestown colony. The panel discussion will promote renewed understanding of 1619 and the major events that began 400 years ago and shaped American history. The…

Virginia History Trails App

March 1

The Virginia History Trails Application will feature over 400 stories of the dynamic places and people that highlight the first 400 years of Virginia history. Through a customized digital platform, the trail experience will promote tourism while inspiring, educating and stimulating awareness of Virginia’s role in the creation of the United States; engaging new generations to pursue deeper understanding of our shared history.      

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March 2 @ 8:00 pm - March 4 @ 8:00 pm
Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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This 2018 Virginia Arts Festival season, American Evolution is sponsoring three performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, March 2-4 at 8 p.m. Come and see one of the nation's premiere dance companies, and visit the American Evolution booth where you can learn more about our upcoming events and programs!

April 8 - April 14
Tom Tom Founders Festival, 100 W South St, # 1D
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Virginia College and University teams will compete in a “March Madness” style innovation tournament to identify promising solutions to some of the most vexing challenges that have faced America since 1619.

April 20 - April 22
Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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World-renowned dancers tell Shakespeare’s tale, while the orchestra performs the score live in this performance at Chrysler Hall.

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre, 600 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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A laid back evening with a world-renowned composer? Yes, please! Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation, Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

June 12 - June 13
Montpelier, Orange, Virginia + Google Map

The fourth annual Montpelier Roundtable on James Madison and the American Constitution roundtable brings scholars to Montpelier whose research and writing specialize in James Madison, his political thought, and the creation of the American Constitution.

November 4
Charles City, Virginia + Google Map

Upon safe arrival at Berkeley Hundred on December 4, 1619, a group of English settlers held a ceremony of thanks which was to be observed annually and perpetually. The Virginia Thanksgiving Festival event will showcase cultural performances and a re-enactment of the first official English Thanksgiving in North America. Unique cause marketing opportunities are planned.

November 9 - November 11

This film festival celebrates American Indian cinema and provides an avenue for all people to learn more about the culture of American Indians and Virginia based tribes.  (partner: Pocahontas Reframed: Native American Storytellers Film Festival)

November 10, 2018 - January 5, 2020
Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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This year-long special exhibition will feature captivating and little-known personal stories from three cultures - Virginia Indian, English, and West Central African - that illustrate the roles women played in the founding years of the United States of America. Using objects, images, and primary sources, this story-driven exhibition will explore key themes in women’s history such as the sphere of influence within each culture, shared experiences, contributions to the early economy, education and keeping culture, innovators and outliers, rights in…