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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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SEND A DIGITAL POSTCARD THIS THANKSGIVING

Share the spirit of Thanksgiving with your loved ones this season, and invite them home to Virginia-the home of the first Thanksgiving! Send this digital postcard to family or friends, customize it, and share in the #StateOfGiving!

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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
November 16, 2018

Bradby Brown column: Reframing Native American life and experience through film

Virginia is home to 11 indigenous tribes that strive to maintain and share their cultures. Representation for Virginia Indian tribes…
Blog
November 14, 2018

Students express thanks for what unites us as Virginians and Americans

In a world dominated by social media, we are often caught up in our technology-driven daily lives, making it easy…
Blog
November 7, 2018

Virginians Send Thousands of Postcards Encouraging Friends and Family to Come Home to Virginia

This November, Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution is encouraging Virginians to Take Back the Spirit of Thanksgiving by sending postcards…

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