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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

7th Annual Bands, Brews, & Barbecue

Saturday, 09/09/2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Historic Downtown Manassas will hold its 7th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival on September 9, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last pour at 5:30 p.m.). This ticketed event features award winning craft beers for sampling and Northern Virginia’s best barbecue – as well as incredible live music. Ticket prices will go up the day of the event. The Bands: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: TBA 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm: The Duskwhales2017-TheDuskwhales 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Harlen Simple profile The Brews: Alewerks Brewing Company BadWolf Brewing Company Brew Republic Bierwerks Champion Brewing Company Mustang Sally Brewing Company Ornery Beer Company & Public House Port City Brewing Company Seven Arrows Brewing Company New District Brewing Company Sinistral Brewing Company The Farm Brewery at Broad Run Three Notch’d Brewing Co. The Barbecue: Better Than Carolina BBQ N.C. Ribs on Wheels L.L.C. Interested in Volunteering? We are looking for volunteers aged 21 and up to offer their time pouring one of our 60+ beers at this year’s festival. There will be both a morning and an afternoon shift. All interested candidates should email Erin Beckman at erin@historicmanassasinc.orgfor more information. The rain date, in the case of severe weather is September 17th. 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! 

Free Book Talk

Sunday, 09/17/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a free book talk with Joseph D'Arezzo on his book "Virginia in the Civil War" at 1:30 p.m. No other even in American history has so indelibly shaped the country than the American Civil War. Virginia provided the setting for countless clashes and battles. The American Civil War was one of the first armed conflicts to be heavily documented through photographs. In recent years, the Library of Congress has compiled many of these images, helping to make this journey through history possible.Attachments

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

Free Book Talk

Sunday, 10/08/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a free book talk with Doug Crenshaw on his book "Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up" at 1:30 p.m. About the Book: For seven days, Lee planned ambitious attacks and launched them, one after another, hoping not just to drive Federals from the gates of Richmond but to obliterate them entirely. In "Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up", historian Doug Crenshaw follows a battle so desperate that, ever-after, soldiers would remember that week simply as The Seven Days. McClellan reeled. The tide of war turned. The Army of Northern Virginia was born. About the Author: Doug Crenshaw is a volunteer historic interpreter for the Richmond National Battlefield Park. A member of the Richmond Civil War Roundtable, he is a speaker, presenter, tour leader, and the author of books on Glendale and Fort Harrison. Doug is a descendant of the Sydnor family, which lived at Beaver Damn Creek during that battle, and the Binford family, which live behind the Malvern Hill battlefield.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

Spirits 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

Free Book Talk

Sunday, 11/05/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a free book talk with Patrick O'Neill on his book "To Annoy or Destroy the Enemy" at 1:30 p.m. Two hundred years have passed since the Potomac Squadron fought their way past the White House batteries, eclipsed by the burning of Washington and the bombarding of Fort McHenry. This book will reveal what history has forgotten; about America's first response to the attack on the nation's capital and the events that truly led to the penning of the Star Spangles Banner in what British naval historian William James wrote in 1837: Of the many expeditions up the bays and rivers of the United States during the late war, none equaled in brilliancy of execution that of the Potomac to Alexandria.Attachments

Free Book Talk - Rick Richter

Sunday, 11/12/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a free book talk with Rick Richter on his book "Three Cheers fro the Chesapeake" at 1:30 p.m. Illustrated with previously unpublished photos, letters, documents, and diary entries, the untoldstory of the Chesapeake Artillery comes to light. Comprised chiefly of men who lived near the shores of its namesake bay, the Chesapeake Artillery was the last Confederate battery organized from the state of Maryland. It was also by far the smallest, with barely more than half the average enrollment of other Maryland batteries in the Confederate army. Despite its size, the unit was frequently cited for its bravery and efficiency, including by Stonewall Jackson. This is the history of the unit, from its formation through all its battles with the Army of Northern Virginia until the surrender at Appomattox, where only 13 men remained. A unique statistical analysis of census and military records data highlights its characteristics. Included is a complete roster of all the men who served in the unit.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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