During the month of July, Join us in the birthplace of American democracy – America’s Historic Triangle. American Evolution is organizing the 400th Anniversary of the First Representative Legislative Assembly in the Western Hemisphere, which was held in the summer of 1619 in Jamestown, Virginia.

Public programming in Virginia’s Greater Williamsburg Area will
commemorate 400 years of American Democracy.

JULY EVENTS

HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE

Join us to commemorate the 400th General Assembly!

  • Special tours

  • Exhibits

  • Family activities 

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT

Jamestown Settlement will present “Origins of American Democracy” month-long programs in July culminating in “Democracy Weekend” on July 27-28. Join us for:

  • Themed tours

  • Interpretive programs

  • Military exercises

HIGHLIGHTS

July 30, 2019

On July 30, the 400th Commemorative Ceremony of the First Legislative Assembly will convene in a special joint session. Representatives will include members from:

  • Virginia General Assembly

  • Congress

  • State legislatures nationwide

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AMERICAN EVOLUTION FANFARE TO DEMOCRACY CONCERT

July 30, 2019 | 8:00 pm

FREE CONCERT

Bring your lawn chair and blanket and enjoy!

  • Americana music under the big tent

  • Food trucks

  • America: Made in Virginia merchandise for sale

  • An evening for the entire family

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