American Evolution: Commemorating the 400th anniversary of defining America in Virginia.

Many key events transpired in Virginia in 1619 that have helped shape America as it is today. American Evolution is celebrating this 400 year anniversary with lectures, exhibitions, film festivals, commemorations, and other special events throughout 2019. Here, we provide a list of select happenings.

The Great Charter and the General Assembly

Runs through Dec. 31, Virginia State Capitol Visitor Center

This exhibit at the Capitol highlights the origins of the Virginia General Assembly and details the Great Charter of 1618 that allowed for its formation.

National Park Service Year-Long Series

Through Dec. 31, Fort Monroe

The National Park Service is hosting a series of events, concerts, tours, and workshops related to the First Africans and the area’s African-American history.

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