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Free Book Talk

Sunday, 07/16/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

About the Book: Images of America: Virginia’s Presidential Homes takes a visual excursion to the homes of the eight Virginia-born men who served as president of the United States: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson. Virginia, nicknamed the “Mother of Presidents,” is the birthplace of these eight men who were key to the success of the American Revolution, the forming of the U.S. government, the War of 1812, the annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and World War I. Coming from diverse backgrounds and classes, their residences ranged from simple wood-frame structures to elegant, brick-pillared mansions and estates. Through images and drawings, this book will bring to life their homes and family life. About the Author: Author Patrick L. O’Neill is a professional historian and archaeologist, and he is the president of the Archeological Society of Virginia.Attachments

Free Book Talk - Author David T. Gilbert

Sunday, 08/06/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

From the “First Battle of Bull Run” to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House four years later, this book celebrates the history and scenic beauty of these hallowed grounds in a large-format, beautifully produced volume. Explore more than thirty Civil War battlefields— from Antietam to Chancellorsville, Gettysburg to Shiloh—including the first five national battlefield parks preserved by veterans in the 1890s. Each battlefield features extensive photos of the key sites and monuments, as well as beautiful landscapes and historic archival photography. The essays enable the reader to understand each battlefield from a strategic perspective—its topography, geography, and military value—the battle’s seminal moments, and its historical significance, and guide the reader on how best to tour the grounds on foot. With maps, rarely seen archival photos, and stunning contemporary photography, this photo- and information-packed book is an inspirational bucket list for Civil War and history buffs, as well as those who wish to walk in the literal boot steps of American history.Attachments

National Night Out

Saturday, 08/12/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the annual community event held in conjunction with the Manassas City Police and enjoy music, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Attachments

Civil War Weekend

Friday, 08/25/2017 6:00 PM - Sunday, 08/27/2017 2:00 PM

Everything Civil War and so much more, this annual event features keynote speaker Catherine Clinton, re-enactors from both armies, living history demonstrations on medicine, music and games all topped off with the traditional Saturday programs of free bourbon tasting, a dance and the rail car burning at the Museum.Attachments

42nd Bull Run Region AACA Edgar Rohr Memorial Car Show

Saturday, 09/16/2017 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM

Enjoy wide variety of pre-war and post-war vehicles ? 1992 and older cars on display--street rods/modified cars included ? Free admission to Manassas Museum ? Opening Flag Presentation & National Anthem Ceremony at 11:30 AM ? Participant Judging – 50 class awards plus 14 Special Awards! ? Special display of Unique Commercial Vehicles ? Have a bite to eat at the fabulous “29 Diner” barbecue tent ? Free spectator admission, free trailer parking and free garage parking ? Door prizes +50/50 raffle + Silent Auction + Car Corral + Flea Market ? Free Country/Western concert by Miss Hannah Polk ? Model T Assembly /Disassembly demonstration ? One block to Manassas Farmer’s Market and International Food festival ? RAIN or SHINE, the show goes on! 

Okra's Comfort Food

Saturday, 09/23/2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Okra's Comfort Food Challenge - A Cook-Off featuring the best Gumbo, Chili, and Mac N Cheese recipes. Visit the website for event pricing and more information. Attachments

They Paved Paradise

Saturday, 09/30/2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A look back at Manassas and Prince William County before asphalt changed the landscape from farms to traffic jams. Driving tour - transportation provided. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

Free Book Talk with James Gindlesperger

Sunday, 10/01/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Under Captain Raphael Semmes, the CSS Alabama had been raiding Union merchant ships for nearly two years. The Alabama accounted for almost one of every four Union merchant ships lost during the entire Civil War, with more than 60 ships destroyed. The USS Kearsarge, captained first by Charles Pickering and later by John Winslow, chased the Alabama around the world. Winslow vowed to end the trail of destruction caused by the Alabama. The two finally met in an epic battle off the coast of France on June 19, 1864. Fire on the Water examines the voyages of the Alabama and the Kearsarge toward their destiny. Using the words of the participants, James Gindlesperger offers a rare look into life at sea during the American Civil War. This tale of raw adventure and extraordinary courage will be prized by historians, genealogists, and those who enjoy a good story. Many controversies in after-the-battle studies are also examined. Attachments

The Forgotten World War and Its Impact at Home: World War I Collaborative Exhibit with the Manassas Musuem

Friday, 10/06/2017 9:00 AM - Sunday, 03/04/2018 5:00 PM

Working in conjunction with the Manassas Museum this exhibit will look at the home front in Prince William County and Manassas during World War I. Themes will include music and propaganda, the impact of the Spanish Flu epidemic in the area, and the growth of farms and local military bases and their impact on the county. A final section will list all the soldiers from the area that were KIA. Attachments

They Paved Paradise

Saturday, 10/21/2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A look back at Manassas and Prince William County before asphalt changed the landscape from farms to traffic jams. Driving tour - transportation provided. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

Spirts of Manassas

Saturday, 10/28/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

From the weird to the sublime, from the funny to the scary, ghosts, apparitions and other unexplained or coincidental actions and accounts are common to the Manassas area. Learn and share some of these with your friends and family. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

They Paved Paradise

Saturday, 11/18/2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A look back at Manassas and Prince William County before asphalt changed the landscape from farms to traffic jams. Driving tour - transportation provided. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments


 

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