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2019 marked 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.


2019: A Year Of Commemorating Virginia

Thank You To Our Partners And Sponsors!

American Evolution held the Giving Thanks Celebration on December 4, 2019. We honored everyone who was a part of the commemorative year and helped us make it happen.

Smiles and laughs were shared as legislators, sponsors, partners, friends and family were able to see themselves and their organization’s event on the big screen during recap presentations.

Thank you for being a part of the comprehensive commemorative year!

All recap videos from the commemorative year events and the Giving Thanks Celebration can be found on the Commemoration’s YouTube Channel.


December 24, 2019

Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, Concludes Commemorative Year Showcasing 400 Years of Virginia History and Its Indelible Impact on America and the World

Statewide Virginia Campaign of National and International Significance Generated More Than $100 Million in Economic Impact, Engaged 2 Million Participants,…
December 18, 2019

Michelle Gielan, Pamela Northam and Others Give Thanks At The Final 2019 Commemorative Year Event

The 2019 Commemoration year is officially over, and it ended with the spirit of positivity and thanks! American Evolution held…
December 11, 2019

PRWeek US Award 2020 Shortlist Revealed

PRWeek announces “2019 Commemoration, American Evolution and Finn Partners: Where American Really Began...and Where It is Going” as a finalist…


Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument Dedication
Spring 2020

Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument Dedication

Dedicated to the contributions of African American Virginians in the fight for freedom, the monument will feature a 12-foot bronze ...
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