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

First African Landing Commemorative Weekend
August 22-25, 2019

First African Landing Commemorative Weekend

Join American Evolution, Fort Monroe Authority, Fort Monroe National Monument and the City of Hampton for 4 days of music, ...
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400th Commemorative Ceremony of the First African Landing
August 24, 2019

400th Commemorative Ceremony of the First African Landing

Commemorate 400 years of African American History with American Evolution at the 400th Commemorative Ceremony of the First African Landing ...
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Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet-Blacksburg
September 13, 2019

Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet-Blacksburg

Get your tickets for the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet, commissioned by American Evolution and Virginia Arts Festival! Virginia Arts ...
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