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.

Virginia International Tattoo
April 25-28, 2019

Virginia International Tattoo

See the show that America’s premier tourism organization has named the Number One U.S. destination for travelers (American Bus Association ...
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World Premiere: Dance Theatre of Harlem-Norfolk, VA
May 3-5, 2019

World Premiere: Dance Theatre of Harlem-Norfolk, VA

Get your tickets for the Dance Theatre of Harlem world premiere ballet, commissioned by American Evolution and Virginia Arts Festival! ...
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Global Pathfinder Summit
May 20-24 2019

Global Pathfinder Summit

100 emerging leaders from around the globe representing 51 countries will join with 50 Virginians for five days of leadership ...
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Presidential Ideas Festival: Democracy in Dialogue
May 21-23, 2019

Presidential Ideas Festival: Democracy in Dialogue

 Join groups of Changemakers in this 3-day scholarly event to find solutions from events in our past. University of Virginia’s ...
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Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet-John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
May 29, 2019

Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet-John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Get your tickets for the Dance Theatre of Harlem ballet, commissioned by American Evolution and Virginia Arts Festival! Virginia Arts ...
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400th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony of the First Representative Legislative Assembly
July 30, 2019

400th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony of the First Representative Legislative Assembly

Join us as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in America.  Did you know that the Virginia General ...
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American Evolution Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy
Jul 30, 2019 - Aug 1, 2019

American Evolution Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy

Join us for a forum that will bring together representatives from democracies around the world in commemoration of the seeds ...
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African Arrival Commemoration and Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center Dedication
August 23-25, 2019

African Arrival Commemoration and Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center Dedication

Join American Evolution, Fort Monroe and the City of Hampton for 3 days of music, tours, and the grand opening ...
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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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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.