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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…

December 10, 2018 - November 23, 2019
Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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The Library of Virginia, working in partnership with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, is developing a statewide project that explores the implications of immigration and the experiences of immigrants as they come to Virginia. Some will have come to this country seeking new opportunity; others as refugees fleeing war and hardship. Keeping in mind that the stated goals of 2019 Commemoration include exploring the historical and continuous journey toward the ideals of America and fostering an honest and serious…

January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019

“Evolution of America: 1619 to Today” will be a broadcast one hour documentary that explores the events and issues of this seemingly obscure, but decisive year and how that year effected the growth and development of the U.S., which still resonates today. Produced in partnership with Cinebar Productions, Inc., Maryland Public Television will serve as the presenting PBS station for national marketing and distribution.

March 20, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Virginia Union University, 1500 N Lombardy St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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The Virginia Council of Churches, and the School of Theology at Virginia Union University will convene a conference focusing on “The Missiology of Jamestown 1619 and Its Implications” to explore long-standing assumptions related to Christian mission. The conference and resulting publication will focus on religion in 1619 Jamestown, its impact on Native Americans and Africans, and the origins of a religious and culturally diverse 21st-century America. What ideologies and religious beliefs motivated the Jamestown explorers? How did certain theologies of…

April 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Jamestown Rediscovery and the National Park Service will focus on the establishment of representative government and rule of law, protections for private property, and sustained encounters among different peoples – Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans – who first came together at Jamestown. Projects will include: Public archaeology featuring excavations open to the public in and immediately around the Memorial Church at Historic Jamestowne. The excavations will investigate the remains of the original church built in Jamestown in 1617, where the first General Assembly…

April 8, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Charlottesville, Virginia + Google Map

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. Teams will vie for the historic Steeple Cup, a reproduction of 16th and early 17th century elaborate drinking vessels that were offered as grand prizes in lotteries, including those operated by the Virginia Company of London.

May 3, 2019
Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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The 2019 Commemoration has commissioned the Virginia Arts Festival to work with the Dance Theatre of Harlem to choreograph a new ballet that deepens our understanding of the original three cultures of Virginia (Indian, English, and African-American) and the ongoing impact of diversity in America today.  Three premiere performances and educational outreach are planned for 2019 season.

May 22, 2019 - May 29, 2019
Charlottesville, Richmond, and Williamsburg, Virginia + Google Map

The original settlers of Jamestown were by and large young pioneers who changed the world.  The commemoration plans to bring young political, governmental, and civic leaders from over 50 countries to the “Presidential Precinct” (the restored homes of United States Presidents Jefferson, Madison and Monroe, all near Charlottesville), Colonial Williamsburg, and the grounds of two leading American universities.  During a weeklong event, the emerging leaders along with Virginia students from leading academic institutions, will reflect on the challenges of leadership,…

June 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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The Virginia Museum of History & Culture exhibition will explore the African American experience from the arrival of the first Africans in English North America in 1619 to the present day. Throughout this 400- year-long history, blacks have been central to debates about America’s national identity, as well as to American economic, political, and cultural life. This exhibition charts the advances and setbacks, the triumphs and trials of African Americans on their long and unfinished journey toward full equality by…

July 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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The 400th anniversary of the first representative assembly in the western hemisphere was held in Jamestown’s church in the summer of 1619. Members of the Virginia General Assembly, Congress and state legislatures nationwide will convene for a special commemorative event.