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.

Upcoming Exhibition Dates:

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Forest: April 9- May 13th
Global Pathfinders Summit, Charlottesville: May 20-23
Weems-Botts Museum, Dumfries: May 24 June 1-21
Historic Christ Church & Museum, Northern Neck: July 1 July 2-23
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation, Jamestown: July 26 July 27- August 29
Isle of Wight Courthouse, Smithfield: October 21 November 4- December 13

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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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