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Posted on: April 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Virginia 250 - a Revolution of Ideas

American Flag with Declaration of Independence and VA250 logo

Botetourt County is excited to be a part of commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution and our very own Delegate Terry Austin is leading the charge by chairing the VA250 Commission!

Established by the General Assembly in 2020, the Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission (VA250) serves to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War, and the independence of the United States in the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of the former colonies and future states, where much of this history took place.

Virginia’s history is America’s story: complex, diverse, and promising. It’s a multicultural story that in the Revolutionary era was Native American, European, African and American, both Patriot and Loyalist. Focusing on Revolutionary events in 1775 and 1776, the Virginia Semiquincentennial will embrace this inclusive history that marked the origins of a revolutionary new nation.

A primary goal of the Commission is to convene and facilitate a Commonwealth-wide commemoration and celebration, multi-faceted and inclusive of hundreds of partners and representatives of the wide array of histories, sites, stories, and communities that define Virginia.

As the excitement and energy around the semiquincentennial builds across Virginia and the nation, 94 counties and cities in Virginia have been busy forming their own VA250 committees to plan local and regionally focused events and to work with the state level commission. The Botetourt County committee is working with the VA250 leaders to organize events that align with the 250th anniversary of the Revolution. Learn more about the VA250 or get involved by clicking here. To learn more about the local committee, click here.

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