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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 offers a diverse line up of events that commemorate our shared history. View highlights from this year’s events and see what’s coming up this summer and fall. View the full calendar here.

FEATURED EVENTS

First African Landing Commemorative Weekend
August 22-25, 2019

First African Landing Commemorative Weekend

Join American Evolution, Fort Monroe Authority, Fort Monroe National Monument and the City of Hampton for 4 days of music, ...
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400th Commemorative Ceremony of the First African Landing
August 24, 2019

400th Commemorative Ceremony of the First African Landing

Commemorate 400 years of African American History with American Evolution at the 400th Commemorative Ceremony of the First African Landing ...
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Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet-Blacksburg
September 13, 2019

Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet-Blacksburg

Get your tickets for the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet, commissioned by American Evolution and Virginia Arts Festival! Virginia Arts ...
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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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NEWS

Blog
August 19, 2019

Families And Friends Enjoyed A Musical Evening On Jamestown Island At The American Evolution Fanfare To Democracy Concert

On the evening of July 30, 2019, the American Evolution Fanfare to Democracy concert was held as part of the…
Blog
August 8, 2019

The 400th Anniversary Of The First Representative Legislative Assembly Commemorated In Jamestown

On July 30th 2019, members of the Virginia General Assembly, Congress and state legislatures nationwide gathered at the Memorial Church…
News
August 5, 2019

Common, Sounds of Blackness headline free concert during First African Landing commemoration weekend

Grammy Award-winning artists Common and Sounds of Blackness will headline a free concert at the Hampton Coliseum during the First…

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