va to america

2019 marks the 400th anniversary of events in Virginia which continue to define America. These events have shaped the democratic process, cultural diversity, historical traditions, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the United States. Join us in discovering the American Evolution.

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AMERICAN EVOLUTION STORIES

Explore the many stories that make up the 2019 Commemoration and be inspired to share your own, learn more about the Virginia History Trails, and visit Virginia, where history lives. American Evolution Stories is an opportunity to share your story with the world.

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VIRGINIA NAMED IN FORBES, FROMMER’S 2019 TRAVEL LISTS

Virginia was named as one of the “Best Places to Go in 2019” by Frommer’s, and the “14 Best Places To Travel In The US In 2019” by Forbes. The travel industry and lifestyle giants named locations nationwide and worldwide each year, and Virginia has made the cut for its 400th Commemoration.

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FEATURED EVENTS

Faith Journeys in the Black Experience, 1619-2019
March 20-21, 2019

Faith Journeys in the Black Experience, 1619-2019

Join renowned theological scholars and historians to discuss the religious context of Virginia in 1619, its impact on people of ...
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American Evolution Innovators Cup at Tom Tom Founders Festival
April 11-13, 2019

American Evolution Innovators Cup at Tom Tom Founders Festival

The American Evolution Innovators Cup will showcase Virginia's academic excellence through a unique competition to amplify the intellectual property and ...
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Virginia International Tattoo
April 25-28, 2019

Virginia International Tattoo

Mounting a mighty spectacle that changes every year, the Virginia International Tattoo summons more than 1,000 performers including fife and ...
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NEWS

Blog
February 12, 2019

2019 Commemoration and National Read Across America Day

As a school librarian I love Read Across America. It is a chance to introduce readers to great books, plus…
Blog
February 11, 2019

What is the true mark of an innovator?

Take your pitches and start-up ideas off campus and win big For more than 400 years, Virginia has been home…
News
February 8, 2019

1619: 400 years ago, a ship arrived in Virginia, bearing human cargo

THE ARRIVAL OF 20 AND ODD ENSLAVED AFRICANS IN 1619 HAS BEEN CALLED THE BEGINNING OF U.S. SLAVERY. IT'S ACTUALLY…

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