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2019 will mark 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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SEND A DIGITAL POSTCARD THIS THANKSGIVING

Share the spirit of Thanksgiving with your loved ones this season, and invite them home to Virginia-the home of the first Thanksgiving! Send this digital postcard to family or friends, customize it, and share in the #StateOfGiving!

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FEATURED EVENTS

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival
November 4, 2018

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival

Every year on the first Sunday of November, Berkeley Plantation hosts the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival. This annual tradition dates back ...
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Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival
November 15-18, 2018

Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival

The Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival stems from a passion and desire for indigenous languages, cultures, and societies to thrive ...
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"Evolution of America: 1619- 2019" Documentary
Premieres January 4, 2019

“Evolution of America: 1619- 2019” Documentary

“Evolution of America: 1619 to Today” is a one-hour documentary created for a national audience that explores four historical events ...
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NEWS

Blog
November 7, 2018

Virginians Send Thousands of Postcards Encouraging Friends and Family to Come Home to Virginia

This November, Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution is encouraging Virginians to Take Back the Spirit of Thanksgiving by sending postcards…
News
October 26, 2018

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival honors history of early Colonial America

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — The Virginia Thanksgiving Festival is an annual tradition that honors the history of early Colonial America.…
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October 22, 2018

New campaign commemorates 400 years of Virginia history

RICHMOND, Va. -- You’ve heard about the American Revolution, but what about the American Evolution? A multi-million dollar campaign launched…

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