Throughout 2019, American Evolution recognized Virginia’s 400-year history. Over 305 Virginia institutions and national partners convened more than 379 signature events, legacy projects, educational initiatives, performances, exhibitions, and statewide community programs  to showcase Virginia’s vital role in the creation of the United States 400 years ago. Take a look at the events, programs, and exhibitions that made the 2019 Commemoration come to life.


See how 400 years of Virginia and American history were commemorated.


Museums, foundations, and cultural institutions showcased 400 years of American culture and history.


Our statewide partners highlighted Virginia’s significant role in American history with programs throughout the Commonwealth.