New Virginians Traveling Exhibition

The New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond exhibition was a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, that explored the changing demographics of the commonwealth on the eve of the 2020 federal census through a series of interviews with first-generation immigrants and refugees who arrived in Virginia after 1976.

From 2019 to 2022, twenty venues across Virginia hosted the traveling exhibition.

To view excerpts from the interviews, please visit