VA 250

Hanover County has joined with localities across Virginia in agreeing to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution over the next several years.

The Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission (VA 250) was created by the Virginia General Assembly for the purpose of planning for and commemorating the 250th anniversary of Virginia's participation in American independence. The Declaration of Independence, written primarily by Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson, was signed by fellow members of the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

On September 14, 2022, the Hanover County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution in support of the commemoration and authorized the appointment of a local VA250 committee to plan and coordinate programs and events within Hanover County leading up to and during 2026 and potentially afterwards.

The Committee includes:

  • Amber Hawkins, Hanover County Historical Society (Chair)
  • Anne G. Cross, Historic Courthouse Advisory Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Sean Davis, the Board of Supervisors
  • Carol Beam, Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Marla Coleman, Hanover Historical Commission
  • Jaime Fawcett, Hanover Museum of History & Culture
  • David Fuller, Historic Polegreen Church Foundation
  • Tom Harris, Hanover County Communications Coordinator
  • Travis Hebert, Hanover Tavern Foundation
  • Betsy Hodges, Ashland Museum
  • Shaleigh Howells, Pamunkey Indian Tribe
  • Patrick Laird, Scotchtown
  • Martha J. Miller, Town of Ashland
  • Sue Randolph, Hanover County Black Heritage Society
  • Aaron Reidmiller, Hanover County Parks & Recreation

Information about projects and events associated with the VA 250 commemoration in Hanover County will be listed on this page and announced on the County's social media platforms. The inaugural event was History and Hops, held on June 2 on the grounds of the historic Hanover Courthouse. Other programs and events will be announced when scheduled.

To learn more about VA 250, visit the State Commission’s website at

For more information about Hanover’s VA 250 commemoration, contact Tom Harris, Communications Coordinator, at