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.

TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia
Nov 10, 2018 - Jan 5, 2020

TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia

This special yearlong exhibition explores captivating and little-known personal stories of women in Jamestown and the Virginia colony and their ...
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New Virginians: 1619-2019 and Beyond
Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 7, 2019

New Virginians: 1619-2019 and Beyond

Less than 50 years ago, only one in every 100 people living in Virginia had been born outside the United ...
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The Great Charter and the General Assembly: Founding a Legacy in 1619
Jan 25, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019

The Great Charter and the General Assembly: Founding a Legacy in 1619

The Great Charter and the General Assembly is an exhibition produced in two forms, including a wall panel exhibit to be ...
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Historic Jamestowne: Democracy & Diversity New Permanent Exhibition
April 15, 2019

Historic Jamestowne: Democracy & Diversity New Permanent Exhibition

In April 2019, on Jamestown Island, Jamestown Rediscovery will open new exhibits and will launch public programs telling the significant stories ...
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Cosmologies from the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South
June 8, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019

Cosmologies from the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South

Timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, this special ...
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Determined: The 400-year Struggle for Black Equality
June 19, 2019 - Mar. 1, 2020

Determined: The 400-year Struggle for Black Equality

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture exhibition explores the African American experience from the arrival of the first Africans ...
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ALL EVENTS

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.

PROGRAMS

Our educational programs
highlight Virginia’s significant
role in American history.