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 HISTORY TRAILS APP WINS

MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Virginia History Trails app recently won a Media Excellence Award for “Excellence in Immersive Experience”. Check out the full experience and download the app today!

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FEATURED EVENTS

Global Pathfinder Summit
May 20-24 2019

Global Pathfinder Summit

100 emerging leaders from around the globe representing 51 countries will join with 50 Virginians for five days of leadership ...
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Presidential Ideas Festival: Democracy in Dialogue
May 21-23, 2019

Presidential Ideas Festival: Democracy in Dialogue

 Join groups of Changemakers in this 3-day scholarly event to find solutions from events in our past. University of Virginia’s ...
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Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet-John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
May 29, 2019

Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet-John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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

Blog
May 13, 2019

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s “Passage” premiere thrilled audiences

“Passage,” a new ballet by the profound Dance Theatre of Harlem, premiered at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk on May 3.…
News
May 3, 2019

Dance Theatre of Harlem premieres a piece that evokes the fight and fortitude of Virginia’s – and America’s – beginnings

Choreographer Claudia Schreier heard the evocative score composed by Jessie Montgomery and was reminded of water – an ebb and…
News
May 3, 2019

Zeiders American Dream Theater Tackles History with AMERICAN EVOLUTION StoryHour Event

Join The Z and company for StoryHour at The Z; experience Moth Radio Hour style stories, spoken words, and timeless…

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