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

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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Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival
November 21-24, 2019

Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival

We invite you to share in 4 days of award-winning films to honor the contributions of Native Americans. The Pocahontas ...
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400th Commemorative Ceremony First Official English Thanksgiving
December 4, 2019

400th Commemorative Ceremony First Official English Thanksgiving

Join us in commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the First Official Thanksgiving in North America! Enjoy Thanksgiving-inspired public programming, free ...
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