400th Anniversary of the First Representative Legislative Assembly

Join us as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in America.  Did you know that the Virginia General Assembly is the longest continuously operating legislative body in the Western Hemisphere?  Experience a day full of ceremonies, tours and a free evening concert by The Richmond Symphony at Historic Jamestown.

In Jamestown, the birthplace of American democracy,  American Evolution will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first representative assembly in the western hemisphere, which was held in Jamestown’s church in the summer of 1619. Members of the Virginia General Assembly, Congress and state legislatures nationwide will convene for this special commemorative event.

Ceremonies, public programs and a concert by The Richmond Symphony will take place all day at Historic Jamestowne. Please review the list of prohibited items at the public concert.

Highlighted by the 400th anniversary events of July 30th, America’s Historic Triangle welcomes all Americans to explore the birthplace of America and our 400-year arc of American democracy during July and August, 2019. There will be tours and special events throughout the region including a special weekend of themed tours, interpretive programs and military exercises July 27-28 at Jamestown Settlement.

EVENT DETAILS


Event Type: Signature Events

Start Date: July 30, 2019

End Date: July 30, 2019

Time: 9 a.m.

Venue: Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg

1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Virginia 23081


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American Evolution events and programs include a series of extraordinary projects ranging from special exhibitions, documentary film, scholarly works, interpretive centers, and digital applications to reinforce 1619 history, commemoration themes and Virginia’s role in the creation of the United States and its ongoing leadership in education, tourism, and economic development