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.