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.
All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lisa Denton at [email protected].
Meet George Washington
Sun, Jan 28, 2-3:30pm. Belmont Recreation Center.
Ages 12+. George Washington reflects on his life from boyhood through his retirement from the presidency. Washington, as portrayed by costumed historian Steve Hawkins, will share the challenges he faced during the fight for independence and as a new nation.
Happy Birthday George Washington
Tue, Feb 20, 1-3pm. Belmont Recreation Center.
Ages 5+. This month George Washington would turn 292 years old! Join us for family-friendly crafts, activity stations, and even some birthday cake to learn more about our fellow Virginian, Revolutionary War leader, and first president.
Thomas Jefferson & The Declaration of Independence
Sun, Feb 11, 2-3:30pm. Belmont Recreation Center.
Ages 12+. Today, Thomas Jefferson is widely known as the author of America’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence. However, in 1776, few people outside of the Continental Congress were aware of his role in its authorship. Hear Thomas Jefferson tell his side of the story of how the Declaration of Independence came about and his part in its writing.