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VA 250-Henrico

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VA250 commemorates the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War, and US Independence in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Henrico County’s VA250 committee is part of these larger state and national efforts to recognize the people and events of the American colonies fight for independence and its founding through an ongoing series of programs, events, and projects.

While state and federal efforts may peak in 2026, Henrico County will continue offering a variety of ways to learn about the people and events of the past as well as to engage in dialogue on what liberty, freedom, and how the legacy of events 250 years ago shape the present and what our citizens hope to see for the future.

Upcoming Events

All programs are free and open to the public.

What They Wore to the American Revolution
Sat, Jul 13, 2-3pm. Deep Run Rec Center.
Ages 10+. The 18th-century styles in men’s and women’s clothing
were also considered revolutionary. Discover the glorious,
the frugal, and of course the tantalizing creations of an era in
fashion that made an impact that was heard around the world!
Information: [email protected]

Forgotten Patriots: Virginia’s Black Revolutionary Soldiers
Sun, Jul 14, 2-3:30pm. Belmont Rec Center.

Ages 10+. In 1781, citizens of Henrico and the counties surrounding
Richmond witnessed the American Revolution come right through
their communities. Black Virginia men camped, marched, and
fought side by side with their white neighbors in pursuit of liberty
and independence from English rule. Join historian John Pagano as
he shares about these overlooked roles of Black Patriots and how
their contributions helped the ideas of the Revolution take root.
Information: [email protected]

1774, The Year of Resolves: Preparing for War
Thur, Aug 8, 7-8:30pm. Belmont Rec Center.

Ages 10+. The year 1774. 250 years ago, saw Henrico County and
Virginia move quickly towards war with England. How did we go
from peaceful protests to violence and threats? Within six months
the Revolution was underway. Join us to learn how people in
Virginia and Henrico County moved towards preparing for war.
Information: [email protected]

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