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.


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


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


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


“Voices from the Garden” Women’s Monument Dedication Event
October 14, 2019

“Voices from the Garden” Women’s Monument Dedication Event

Honor 400 years of women at the dedication ceremony of the Women’s Monument. The first-in-the-nation monument dedicated to women on ...
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Women's Achieve Summit
October 15, 2019

Women’s Achieve Summit

Be a part of a multi-faceted, interactive event to honor women 400 years ago, today and in the future. The ...
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Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival
November 1-30, 2019

Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival

Explore the 2019 Commemoration’s finale month and themes in this exclusive online publication. The Commonwealth of Virginia invites all Americans ...
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