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American Evolution 2019 Events and Exhibitions

American Evolution 2019

2019 marks the 400th anniversary of historic events that were pivotal in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America, 12 years after its founding at Jamestown in 1607.

It was the year of the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America, the recruitment of English women in significant numbers, the first official English Thanksgiving in North America, and the development of the Virginia colony’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.

American Evolution™ is commemorating these historic events throughout 2019 with many events, exhibits, and projects all across the state. Find events and exhibits listed below and learn more at

Last Updated: 2/4/2019

2019 Events and Exhibitions

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