Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution Invites Travelers To Visit The Commonwealth During Commemorative Year
American Evolution’s Virginia History Trails app puts 400 years of Virginia and American history at your fingertips
JAMESTOWN, Va., June 10,
Virginia was recently featured Frommer’s Best Places to Go in 2019, Forbes’s Where To Go Next: 14 Best Places To Travel In The US In 2019 and The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2019. “2019 is the year to visit Virginia as we commemorate several key historical events that had a major impact on our nation,” said Kathy Spangler, Executive Director of 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. “We are working closely with Virginia’s most notable institutions, destinations and historical sites in our commemorative year to offer programming for travelers that amplifies all that Virginia has to offer. I encourage you to download the Virginia History Trails app – it is a great tool for planning your next visit to Virginia.”
This year the 2019 Commemoration is conducting more than 20 events, programs and educational initiatives with notable Virginia institution partners to showcase key occurrences from 1619 Virginia. A full schedule of American Evolution programming can be found here.
Virginia History Trails is a legacy project of 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. American Evolution is committed to sharing an inclusive and authentic historical narrative that sheds light on the untold, or under-told, stories of events and people who significantly shaped 400 years of Virginia’s and America’s evolution. These events explore the themes of democracy, diversity and opportunity, and include 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.
SOURCE American Evolution