American Evolution 2019

Historic Christ Church & Museum is proud to be part of American Evolution 2019, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s commemoration of the 400th anniversary of several significant historical events that took place in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today. These include the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America, the recruitment of women to the Virginia colony in significant numbers, the first official English Thanksgiving in North America, and the development of the colony’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.

In 2018, HCC&M will host several programs related to the 2019 commemoration, including a Sunday Speaker Series and a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia on Virginia women in history, a public reading of the Declaration of Independence, a Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) class on women in colonial Virginia, and a living history presentation on enslaved families freed by Robert Carter III’s 1791 Deed of Emancipation. Historic Christ Church & Museum will also be on the American Evolution Digital Trail when it premieres in May 2018.

Learn more about these Historic Christ Church & Museum programs that support American Evolution 2019:  

February 26 - “Freedom! Or Not? Sarah’s Story” with Sheila Arnold Jones READ MORE

March 5-April 15 - Virginia Women in History – Traveling Exhibition from the Library of Virginia READ MORE

March 25, April 15, October 7 and November 4 - Sunday Speaker Series  - “Equalled by Few; Excelled by None:” Virginia Women in History READ MORE 

May 2, 9 and 16 - Women in Colonial Virginia - Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning READ MORE

July 3 - Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence with the Daughters of the American Revolution Cobbs Hall Chapter READ MORE


Download 2018 Sunday Speaker Series PDF