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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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OUR AMERICAN STORY: STUDENT CONTEST

What is your American Dream? How will you shape American Democracy? We want to hear from you! We’re calling on middle and high school students to share your vision with us. Winners in each of the three categories will receive cash prizes, and one lucky winner will receive the grand prize. Get started today!

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FEATURED EVENTS

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival
November 4, 2018

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival

Upon safe arrival at Berkeley Hundred on December 4, 1619, a group of English settlers held a ceremony of Thanksgiving, ...
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Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival
November 15-18, 2018

Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival

The Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival stems from a passion and desire for indigenous languages, cultures, and societies to thrive ...
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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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October 9, 2018

Godspeed pays visit to Baltimore for 2018 Maryland Fleet Week

BALTIMORE: An ocean-born education was probably the last thing on the minds of the colonists who boarded three small boats bound…
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September 27, 2018

American Evolution Commemorates 400th Anniversary of American Democracy at the British Embassy in Washington, DC

On September 11th, the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. hosted a reception for Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution to recognize…
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September 19, 2018

2019 Commemoration Schools is Working to Ensure a Fuller History of Virginia Is Told

On September 17, 1787, 37 men signed their names to the Constitution of the United States of America. Every year,…

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