400 years ago in 1619, a series of pivotal events set Virginia on a course toward shaping the American ideas of democracy, diversity, and opportunity. Becoming Virginia: The Early Years explores the cultures, customs, and cuisines of enslaved Africans, Native Americans, and colonists prior to the Revolutionary War.
The Becoming Virginia Festival, to be held at Salem Church Branch on Saturday, November 9, from 1:00 to 4:00, brings together all of these elements into one big celebration and commemoration of Virginia’s early history. This festival offers the opportunity to learn about the cultures, traditions, and foods of west-central African countries, Native Americans, and Europeans, who helped form the backbone of Virginia as we know it today.
If you have an interactive exhibit, game, activity, or performance that ties into the Becoming Virginia theme and you are able to offer this at the Becoming Virginia Festival at no charge, please fill out the Becoming Virginia Contributor Interest Form,opens a new window and a library staff member will be in touch soon.