As 2019 approaches, AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ will actively engage with museums, heritage sites, community action groups, and localities across the Commonwealth of Virginia. These sites and organizations will be encouraged to participate in the commemoration of their own communities, revealing how their history and culture have contributed to Virginia’s development and success over the past 400 years. Beginning in late 2017, sites will be invited to plan, develop, and execute programs and activities that support the education and tourism goals of the Commemoration.
AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ partner organizations will also spearhead a number of initiatives linked to the events of 1619 and the nation’s continued evolution. These programs include archaeological excavations, exhibitions, festivals, historical research projects, and more.