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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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CUSTOMS, CULTURES AND CUISINE

Explore the 2019 Commemoration’s finale month and themes in this exclusive online publication.

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FEATURED EVENTS

400th Anniversary of the First Representative Legislative Assembly
July 30, 2019

400th Anniversary of the First Representative Legislative Assembly

Join us as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in America.  Did you know that the Virginia General ...
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American Evolution Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy
Jul 30, 2019 - Aug 1, 2019

American Evolution Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy

Join us for a forum that will bring together representatives from democracies around the world in commemoration of the seeds ...
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African Arrival Commemoration and Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center Dedication
August 23-25, 2019

African Arrival Commemoration and Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center Dedication

Join American Evolution, Fort Monroe and the City of Hampton for 3 days of music, tours, and the grand opening ...
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NEWS

Blog
June 12, 2019

Visit Cosmologies From the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South at the VMFA

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is a trailblazer when it comes to the representation of African American Art.…
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June 5, 2019

Global Pathfinder Summit Sparks Conversation Amongst Young Leaders

The 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, in partnership with Presidential Precinct, gathered a diverse group of young political, governmental, and civic…
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June 5, 2019

UK Speaker Joins American Evolution at State Capitol

On Tuesday, May 28, The Commonwealth of Virginia had a special guest from the United Kingdom. John Bercow, Speaker of…

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