The Great Charter and the General Assembly: Founding a Legacy in 1619

The Great Charter and the General Assembly is an exhibition produced in two forms, including a wall panel exhibit to be mounted in the Virginia State Capitol Visitor Center and a set of pull-up banners for statewide distribution to partners. The content highlights the historical origins of the Virginia General Assembly in the Great Charter of 1618, which abolished martial law, allowed property to shift to private ownership, and authorized the governor to summon a General Assembly to act on legislation. The exhibition includes the legacy of representative government, which became the model adopted for the establishment of the government of the United States.

EVENT DETAILS


Event Type: Exhibitions

Start Date: January 25, 2019

End Date: December 31, 2019

Time: Capitol Hours

Venue: Virginia State Capitol Visitor Center

Richmond, VA



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