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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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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

"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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Faith Journeys in the Black Experience, 1619-2019
March 19-21, 2019

Faith Journeys in the Black Experience, 1619-2019

The Virginia Council of Churches and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University will convene a ...
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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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NEWS

News
December 6, 2018

Greater Williamsburg listsed on Forbes: 14 Best Places To Travel In The US In 2019

Thinking about your New Year's resolutions? Why not resolve to see more of the United States? Here are the 14 best…
News
November 30, 2018

Commemoration puts Virginia on list of best places to visit

Virginia is a top destination for history and heritage tourism, thanks to the 2019 Commemoration. Frommer’s, a travel publication, announced…
Blog
November 28, 2018

Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival Shares Authentic Native American Narratives

After an incredibly successful first year, the Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival returned to Richmond's historic Byrd Theatre on Thursday,…

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