va to america

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 fall. View the full calendar here.

FEATURED EVENTS

1619: Making of America Summit
September 25-28, 2019

1619: Making of America Summit

Join scholars, thought leaders, artists, filmmakers and students in dynamic and interactive conversations about the foundations of our nation. Join ...
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“Voices from the Garden” Women’s Monument Dedication Event
October 14, 2019

“Voices from the Garden” Women’s Monument Dedication Event

Honor 400 years of women at the dedication ceremony of the Women’s Monument. The first-in-the-nation monument dedicated to women on ...
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Women's Achieve Summit
October 15, 2019

Women’s Achieve Summit

Be a part of a multi-faceted, interactive event to honor women 400 years ago, today and in the future. The ...
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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

News
September 17, 2019

Terry E. Brown: Fort Monroe continues educational outreach

By TERRY E. BROWN THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT | SEP 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM __________________________ KNOWING THE history of a nation, a people, or a…
Blog
September 3, 2019

Thousands Gather To Commemorate 400 Years Of African American History At Fort Monroe

About 2,000 guests stood cheering and applauding as Larkspur Middle School student Brycen Dildy exited the stage after telling the…
Blog
August 28, 2019

Conversations About Representative Government Took Place At The American Evolution Forum

Thought leaders, members of the United States Congress and representatives from state legislatures nationwide were brought together for a thought-provoking…

FOUNDING PARTNERS

VIRGINIA COLONY PARTNERS