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 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

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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Virginia International Tattoo
April 25-28, 2019

Virginia International Tattoo

Courage & Commitment: A Salute to Women in the Military Every Year’s Tattoo is different. In 2019, we will have ...
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World Premier: Dance Theatre of Harlem World Premiere-Norfolk, VA
May 3-5, 2019

World Premier: Dance Theatre of Harlem World Premiere-Norfolk, VA

Virginia Arts Festival, in partnership with American Evolution, has commissioned a new ballet from Dance Theatre of Harlem, which will ...
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NEWS

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March 18, 2019

New research sheds light on 1619 arrival of Africans to English North America

There’s still a bit of mystery surrounding the arrival of the first-recorded Africans in English North America. But a recent…
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March 15, 2019

Workshop offered for American Evolution stories

On March 23, citizens interested in submitting personal stories for the American Evolution initiative are invited to come to the…
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March 13, 2019

Public feedback sought for exhibits at new Fort Monroe visitors center

So many exhibits, so many topics from which to choose, and so little time. Fort Monroe officials seek public feedback…

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