Events for Saturday, March 4, 2017
Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Musical Morsels
Saturday, 03/04/2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Merchant Hall MSO horn player Avery Pettigrew performs a smorgasbord of small works to delight your musical palate including James Beckel's concerto for horn and orchestra titled The Glass Bead Game. The concert includes additional delights from Edvard Grieg, Jacques Offenbach, Carl Nielsen, and others!
Tickets: $20 adults, $16 seniors, free to youth (18 years and younger)
Apollo on the Move
Saturday, 03/04/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
For the first time ever, the spacecraft that carried the Apollo 11 astronauts to the Moon and back, can be seen at our Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia is temporarily in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar, where it will undergo conservation treatment. Join us for this rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes to learn about the work in progress and talk to experts preserving this historic spacecraft for future generations. We’ll have a variety of activities and experts on hand as you learn about the Apollo program and join conversations about how the Moon landing has inspired you — whether you witnessed the event or were born after. Explore how Apollo and the Moon landing transformed our lives 50 years ago and continues to influence space exploration and inspire people today and into the future.
"The Marks They've Left Behind": Civil War Graffiti Bus Tour
Saturday, 03/04/2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Throughout the Civil War, many soldiers left their marks in the buildings that they encountered. Many soldiers did it out of boredom, some did it out of spite. Now visit some of Northern Virginia’s homes that were vandalized by these soldiers. See the marks they left behind, discover their stories, and learn about the families whose lives were impacted by these soldiers’ visits. In this exclusive tour, sites will include Ben Lomond, Historic Blenheim, Mt. Zion and the Graffiti House.