400th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony of the First Representative Legislative Assembly

American Evolution commemorates 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 convene for this special commemorative event. In addition to ceremonies, public programs will take place at both Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement.

This event will be held at both Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. 

Pictured: Interior of the re-created church at Jamestown Settlement

EVENT DETAIL


Event Type: Signature Events

Start Date: July 30, 2019

End Date:

Time: 

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