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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

Book Talk-Author Larry Aaron

Sunday, 10/22/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

About the Book: With Fast Mail train No. 97 an hour behind schedule, locomotive engineer Steve Broady, according to legend, swore to “put her in Spencer on time” or “put her in Hell.” Through eyewitness reports and court testimonies, historian Larry Aaron expertly pieces together the events of September 27, 1903, at Danville, Virginia, when the Old 97 plummeted off a forty-five-foot trestle into the ravine below. With more twists and turns than the railroad tracks on which the Old 97 ran, this book chronicles the story of one of the most famous train wrecks in American history, as well as the controversy surrounding “The Wreck of the Old 97,” that most famous ballad, which secured the Old 97 a place within the annals of American folklore. 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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