The 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution has partnered with notable Virginia institutions and national partners to inspire local, national and international engagement in the themes of democracy, diversity and opportunity and to reinforce Virginia’s leadership in education, tourism, and economic development.

SIGNATURE EVENTS

See how we are commemorating 400 years of Virginia and American history.

EXHIBITIONS

Museums, foundations, and cultural institutions showcase 400 years of American culture and history.

PARTNER PROGRAMS

Our statewide partners highlight Virginia’s significant role in American history.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

400th Anniversary of the First Representative Legislative Assembly
July 30, 2019

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 ...
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American Evolution Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy
Jul 30, 2019 - Aug 1, 2019

American Evolution Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy

Join us for a forum that will bring together representatives from democracies around the world in commemoration of the seeds ...
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African Arrival Commemoration and Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center Dedication
August 23-25, 2019

African Arrival Commemoration and Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center Dedication

Join American Evolution, Fort Monroe and the City of Hampton for 3 days of music, tours, and the grand opening ...
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