As part of the American Evolution 2019 Commemoration, several events are scheduled in the NRV in November. New River Trail Days: a Festival of Traditions, Faces and Tavern Fare will feature the following:
- An Evening with Mary Draper Ingles, November 22, historical interpreter will portray Mary and tell the story of this frontier heroine, the event will also feature a tasting and history tour of beer, wine, cider and mead. Ticket information will be posted here as it is confirmed.
- American Evolution Theatre Production, Ticket information will be available here as it is confirmed.
- Harvest Thanksgiving Meal at the Wilderness Road Regional Museum, November 22, 2019. A chef-prepared dinner sill be served and the backstory of local food ways and recipes of Early America will be shared. Ticket information will be available here as it is confirmed.
- Stamped from the Beginning: The Archaeology of Race and Diversity in Early Jamestown with David Givens, archaeologist from Jamestown, November 15. Event information will be posted here as it is confirmed.
Radford and Pulaski events are part of the state-wide Customs, Culture and Cuisine Festival, a strategic initiative that focuses on a number of key historical events in 1619, including the first official English Thanksgiving in North America, the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America and the recruitment of English women in significant numbers to the Virginia colony. The initiative has been made possible by support from TowneBank.