American Evolution 2019 Commemoration

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James Monroe’s Highland is honored to be part of the AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ 2019 Commemoration.  AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ commemorates the 400th anniversary of several key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today: 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 entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of the Virginia Colony. Beginning in April, 2018, featured events, programs, and legacy projects will inspire local, national, and international engagement in the themes of democracy, diversity, and opportunity.

For more information about this series of commemorative events, visit  To learn more about our historic partners visit