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.

Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument Dedication
Spring 2020

Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument Dedication

Dedicated to the contributions of African American Virginians in the fight for freedom, the monument will feature a 12-foot bronze ...
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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.