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Lucasville School Open Weekends

Sunday, 02/19/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate African American History Month at the historic Lucasville School with our open house weekends in February. With a special performance by the Ebenezer Baptist Church on February 11th at 11 a.m., visit the reconstructed 19th century school used by the community of Lucasville. Learn surprising facts of African American history in Prince William County and throughout the Northern Virginia region. Each weekend, enjoy a different activity in the schoolhouse, from tours and crafts, to photograph exhibits. Attachments

History In Your Hands

Sunday, 02/19/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. To register for the monthly program, contact Michele Flynn at 703-784-4469 / 703-296-8446 or e-mail michele.r.flynn@usmc.mil or Jack Oblein at 703-432-2622 email jack.oblein@usmc.mil. Attachments

The Freedom Museum: Prince William County's Best Kept Secret

Thursday, 02/23/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Representative from the Freedom Museum located on the grounds of the Manassas Airport will present a unique hands on program about soldiers who went to war in WWI and WWII. There will be photographs, letters and personal belongings of actual warriors who called Prince William County home will be on display. Attachments

Lucasville School Open Weekends

Saturday, 02/25/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate African American History Month at the historic Lucasville School with our open house weekends in February. With a special performance by the Ebenezer Baptist Church on February 11th at 11 a.m., visit the reconstructed 19th century school used by the community of Lucasville. Learn surprising facts of African American history in Prince William County and throughout the Northern Virginia region. Each weekend, enjoy a different activity in the schoolhouse, from tours and crafts, to photograph exhibits. Attachments

Barnes House Hard Hat Tour

Saturday, 02/25/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get a hard hat tour of Prince William County’s newest “old” building. The Barnes House was restored as part of the Montclair Library project. The house was the home to an African American family after the Civil War. Learn about the family’s amazing history during the Reconstruction-era and learn about the restoration of the building. This is a rare opportunity to see preservation in action! Barnes House is located at the Montclair Community Library. Tours will begin at 11a.m., 1p.m., and 3p.m. Attachments

Lucasville School Open Weekends

Sunday, 02/26/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate African American History Month at the historic Lucasville School with our open house weekends in February. With a special performance by the Ebenezer Baptist Church on February 11th at 11 a.m., visit the reconstructed 19th century school used by the community of Lucasville. Learn surprising facts of African American history in Prince William County and throughout the Northern Virginia region. Each weekend, enjoy a different activity in the schoolhouse, from tours and crafts, to photograph exhibits. Attachments

"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. Attachments

Cockpit Point Marker Dedication and Tours

Saturday, 03/11/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us as we dedicate a new Civil War Trails marker at our newest historic park, Cockpit Point Civil War Park. Ribbon cutting ceremony and living history program. Dedication program will take place at 18245 Cockpit Point Rd., Dumfries, VA. Marker is located at the end of Cockpit Point Road. Tours of the site will take place at 11a.m., 1p.m. and 3p.m. Reservations are required for the tours. Tours will include difficult terrain and off trail style hiking. For reservations call 703-792-4754. Attachments

Book Talk - Author Douglas Crenshaw

Sunday, 03/12/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Free Book with Author Douglas Crenshaw on his book “The Battle of Glendale: Robert E. Lee's Lost Opportunity (Civil War Series)” By late June 1862, the Union army, under George B. McClellan, stood at the doorstep of Richmond. In a desperate hour for the Confederate capital, Robert E. Lee attacked McClellan and drove the Union army into a full retreat toward the safety of the James River. Lee recognized an opportunity to seal a decisive victory and commanded his Army of Northern Virginia to prevent the Union forces from retreating. A.P. Hill, James Longstreet and "Stonewall" Jackson were among those who engaged in the harrowing day of battle during the Seven Days' Campaign. Author Douglas Crenshaw details the dramatic Battle of Glendale in the Civil War. Attachments

Museum Kid Monday!

Wednesday, 03/15/2017 10:00 AM - Monday, 05/15/2017 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys. Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Attachments

Cemetery Tour

Friday, 03/17/2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

This year's installment learning about the Manassas City Cemetery to discover the contributions from the people who have gone before us. The theme will be "Important Citizens who Influenced Prince William County History." To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.Attachments

Book Talk - Author Noah Andre Trudeau

Sunday, 03/19/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Free Book Talk with Author Noah Andre Trudeau on his book: Lincoln's Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24 - April 8, 1865. March 1865: The United States was at a crossroads and, truth be told, Abraham Lincoln was a sick man. “I am very unwell,” he confided to a close acquaintance. A vast and terrible civil war was winding down, leaving momentous questions for a war-weary president to address. A timely invitation from General U. S. Grant provided the impetus for an escape to City Point, Virginia, a journey from which Abraham Lincoln drew much more than he ever expected. Lincoln’s Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24 – April 8, 1865, by Noah Andre Trudeau offers the first comprehensive account of a momentous time.Attachments

If This Old Buliding Could Talk

Thursday, 03/23/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Staff Preservationist Sarah Nucci will share her research on Williams Ordinary from its beginning in the mid-18th century through the first quarter of the 19th century. Sarah will use primary source material, dendroconology reports and other research to give a clearer picture of the early use of the building that now is used as the headquarters of the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division. Attachments

"Everything is New Here":Prince William/Manassas History Symposium

Saturday, 03/25/2017 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Our community has a long and rich history. Founded in 1731, Prince William County is one of the oldest counties in Northern Virginia. Join several local historic organizations as we celebrate this history at our First Annual Prince William-Manassas History Symposium. The $10 fee for the Symposium includes: Dr. John Maass – George Washington and Prince William County Robert O’Neill – JEB Stuart’s Christmas Raid, December 1862 Lisa Sievel-Otten – The Great Fire of Manassas and Recovery Thomas E. Williams – The U.S. Marines in the Great War (WWI) Norma Fields - The Courageous Four: Desegregation of Prince William County Schools Manassas Museum Reception with the Curator (includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar) On March 26, take a rare chance to visit four privately owned historic homes in Prince William County. The $50 fee includes transportation and lunch. Spaces are limited. Co-sponsored by the Manassas Museum, Prince William County Historic Commission and Historic Prince William. Reservations required, for more information contact 703-792-4754 or historicpreservation@pwcgov.org. Attachments

Prince William History Symposium

Saturday, 03/25/2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Curator program - 5-6:30 p.m. Six guest lecturers will be at the Old County Courthouse during the day to share stories about significant events in Prince William County from the Revolution to modern times, followed by an evening presentation of items in the museum's collections. Refreshments will be served. Call 703-792-4754 or email historicpreservation@pwcgov.org for tickets and more information. Attachments

"Everything is New Here":Prince William/Manassas History Symposium

Sunday, 03/26/2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Our community has a long and rich history. Founded in 1731, Prince William County is one of the oldest counties in Northern Virginia. Join several local historic organizations as we celebrate this history at our First Annual Prince William-Manassas History Symposium. The $10 fee for the Symposium includes: Dr. John Maass – George Washington and Prince William County Robert O’Neill – JEB Stuart’s Christmas Raid, December 1862 Lisa Sievel-Otten – The Great Fire of Manassas and Recovery Thomas E. Williams – The U.S. Marines in the Great War (WWI) Norma Fields - The Courageous Four: Desegregation of Prince William County Schools Manassas Museum Reception with the Curator (includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar) On March 26, take a rare chance to visit four privately owned historic homes in Prince William County. The $50 fee includes transportation and lunch. Spaces are limited. Co-sponsored by the Manassas Museum, Prince William County Historic Commission and Historic Prince William. Reservations required, for more information contact 703-792-4754 or historicpreservation@pwcgov.org. Attachments

Environmental Stewardship Day Camp

Friday, 03/31/2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Environmental Stewardship Day Camp (Mayfield Earthwork Fort - 8401 Quarry Road, Manassas, Va.) Spend the day learning bout the local area; its history while helping to preserve and protect the only Confederate earthwork from the Civil War in the City of Manassas. In addition to some hard work, activities to pass the time will be shared. Lunches not provided. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store. Attachments

Civil War Trust Park Clean Up Day--Bristoe Station Battlfield

Saturday, 04/01/2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join the staff at Bristoe Station Battlefield and the Civil War Preservation Trust at History for Park Day 2017. Park Day is a nationwide event that encourages Civil War enthusiasts to help maintain, restore and preserve Civil War sites through volunteerism. Come out and join us for a fun and rewarding day of work at Bristoe Battlefield. Projects will include litter pick up, cleaning cemeteries and trail maintenance throughout the 140-acre park. Wear sturdy work shoes, bring gloves and remember sunscreen. Tools and snacks will be provided. Meet in the parking lot off Iron Brigade Avenue. Please no pets. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. The parking lot is located off of Iron Brigade Unit Ave., Bristow, VA. Attachments

Architectural Tours of Historic Downtown

Saturday, 04/01/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Many buildings that make up Historic Downtown Manassas were designed by one person. Learn about Albert Speiden, visit the homes and businesses he designed and get a look at this original century old sketches. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.Attachments

Book Talk with Author Michael J. McCarthy

Sunday, 04/02/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

About the Book: “It could be classified as a mere skirmish, but no other fight of the entire four years’ struggle was followed by such important consequences,” explained former Confederate General Thomas Munford years after the Civil War. “It extinguished the campfires of the hitherto invincible army and was the mortal blow which caused the Southern Confederacy to perish forever.” The Battle of Five Forks broke the long siege of Petersburg, triggered the evacuation of Richmond, precipitated the Appomattox Campaign, and destroyed the careers and reputations of two generals. Michael J. McCarthy’s Confederate Waterloo is the first fully researched and unbiased book-length account of this decisive Union victory and the aftermath fought in the courts and at the bar of public opinion. Attachments

Potomac Blockade Bus Tour

Saturday, 04/08/2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

From September 1861 through March 1862 the Confederate army was able to blockade the Potomac River. Join local historians for a special bus tour that will explore this little known period of Civil War history. Tour stops include: Aquia, Quantico, Williams Ordinary, Freestone Point, Pohick Church and more! Tour includes lunch and departs from Williams Ordinary in Dumfries. Attachments

Eggstravaganza at Ben Lomond Historic Site

Saturday, 04/08/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ben Lomond Historic Site and Pat White Center at Ben Lomond are coming together for a special Eggstravagazna, but we have lost our eggs and are asking for your help to find them! Egg Hunts will be at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm at the historic site and each hunt will be separated by age groups. Try your skills at a historic egg roll as well as enjoying fun kid friendly games and crafts at Pat White Center at Ben Lomond. Bring your own basket for egg collecting. Tours of the Civil War Hospital will be available. Purchase tickets at Pat White Center at Ben Lomond. Attachments

Liberia Plantation Sneak Peek

Saturday, 04/08/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Liberia Plantation has undergone a lot of work on the inside in recent years as Civil War graffiti has been re-discovered. What about the landscape? Are the restoration efforts being true to the property's appearance as seen by Lincoln, Davis, Johnston and Beauregard? See the latest restoration efforts. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.Attachments

Easter Egg Hunt at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 04/15/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Eggs have been hidden among the trees, bushes and vines at Rippon Lodge, and we need you help to find them! Along with the search for eggs, crafts, games and tours of the historic house make this a day the whole family may enjoy. Egg hunts are at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30, and will be separated by age groups. Bring your own baskets to eggs and a picnic lunch. House tours are on the hour. Attachments

Art in the Park at Brentsville Courthouse

Saturday, 04/22/2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In the tradition of Monet, O'Keeffe, and Ansel Adams, come and set up your easel, open your sketchbook or focus your camera at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. Join us for a day of art appreciation and picturesque views of the historic site, natural surroundings and our nature trail. We will have art table fun for the budding artists, art for sale, and pop-up art lessons throughout the day. Be sure to look in the historic schoolhouse which will feature Prince William County student art! Attachments

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

Tuesday, 04/25/2017 10:00 AM

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces’ successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. Attachments

Flying Machines of the Great Wars

Thursday, 04/27/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In a relatively short time the flying machine of the Wright Brothers became a weapon of war that is still today a critical component of our nation’s defense. Join representatives of the Freedom Museum as we explore these flying war machines and their roles in our nation’s defense from World War I through today. Attachments

Lost Towns of Prince William County

Saturday, 04/29/2017 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

While historic towns such as Dumfries, Occoquan, and Manassas survive to the present day, many smaller communities (and even towns), were abandoned, destroyed, or lost throughout history. Join local historians as we explore these long forgotten communities and learn about a lost chapter in Prince William County history. Attachments

The Deadliest Enemy: Disease in the Civil War

Saturday, 04/29/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Since the very beginning of the Civil War, disease was a critical problem among the armies of both North and South. By the war’s end, two thirds of the soldiers who died during the fighting died from disease instead of battle wounds. During this special tour of the field hospital, learn about why disease was such a big issue, what diseases swept through the regiments, their causes, and the treatments used to try and cure the soldiers. Tours begin on the hour. Attachments

Free Book Talk

Sunday, 04/30/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Free Book Talk with Author James Ginglesperger on the latest book "Arlington: A Color Guide to America’s Most Famous Cemetery Paperback – March 7, 2017" This book tells the stories of 250 different people buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Each entry is accompanied by a color photograph and GPS coordinate to aid in location. The entries are about battlefield heroes, people who survived the war to achieve major accomplishments, the well-known like President John Kennedy, the unknown soldiers, and the lesser-known who still led fascinating lives.Attachments

Preservation Month Lectures: Historic Bushy Park

Tuesday, 05/02/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

While work has progressed to preserve the physical structure of Bushy Park, research on the history of the building has moved forward as well. Join County Preservationist Sarah Nucci for the latest on the history of the house, and the people who called it home. Attachments

Kite Day at Brentsville

Saturday, 05/06/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Let’s go fly a kite! Join us in this historic pastime. Bring your kites, a picnic and enjoy the day on the lawn behind Brentsville Courthouse. Visitors are welcome to enjoy face-painting, a kite-making craft table, and a horseshoe game on the front lawn. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Attachments

Bushy Park Hard Hat Tours

Saturday, 05/06/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get a hard hat tour of Prince William County’s newest “old” building. The Bushy Park House was restored as part of the Gainesville Library project. The house was the home to upper middle class families in the 18th and 19th century. This is a rare opportunity to see preservation in action! Bushy Park is located at the Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Rd., Haymarket, VA. Call 703-792-4754 for more information Attachments

Architectural Tours of Historic Downtown

Saturday, 05/06/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Many buildings that make up Historic Downtown Manassas were designed by one person. Learn about Albert Speiden, visit the homes and businesses he designed and get a look at this original century old sketches. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.Attachments

Preservation Month Lectures: Historic Barnes House

Tuesday, 05/09/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join County Preservationist, Sarah Nucci, for an in-depth history of the Barnes House. From local lore to the most scientific evidence we can find – come learn more about the Prince William County landmark. Who were the Barnes Family? When was this structure built? And why did we save it. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 05/13/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Brentsville Jail Grand Opening and Dedication

Saturday, 05/13/2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In its nearly 200-year existence, the Brentsville Jail has seen a lot of different uses. From a jail in the 19th century, to a dormitory, private house, and office space in the 20th century, the building has changed a lot! After six years of restoration, join us for a grand opening of the Historic Brentsville jail. Local historians will provide special tours of the building. Dedication ceremony to take place at 10 a.m. Attachments

Mother's Day Weekend Tours at PWCHPD

Saturday, 05/13/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Does your Mom enjoy history, visiting beautiful historic houses, picturesque gardens, and hearing juicy, dramatic stories of the past? Then treat her to a tour of one of Prince William County’s historic sites! All moms that visit during the Mother’s Day weekend will receive a complimentary tour. Sites include Rippon Lodge, Ben Lomond, and Brentsville Courthouse. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 05/13/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Liberia Plantation Sneak Peek

Saturday, 05/13/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Liberia Plantation has undergone a lot of work on the inside in recent years as Civil War graffiti has been re-discovered. What about the landscape? Are the restoration efforts being true to the property's appearance as seen by Lincoln, Davis, Johnston and Beauregard? See the latest restoration efforts. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.Attachments

Mother's Day Weekend Tours at PWCHPD

Sunday, 05/14/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Does your Mom enjoy history, visiting beautiful historic houses, picturesque gardens, and hearing juicy, dramatic stories of the past? Then treat her to a tour of one of Prince William County’s historic sites! All moms that visit during the Mother’s Day weekend will receive a complimentary tour. Sites include Rippon Lodge, Ben Lomond, and Brentsville Courthouse. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 05/14/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Brews and Brains at Bad Wolf Brewery

Thursday, 05/18/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Prince William and Northern Virginia area has a rich social history throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in which beer played a part. From the role of taverns as a social and political venue throughout the 18th and 19th century, the impact of alcohol throughout the Civil War, to the economic influence of the development of breweries throughout the 20th century and prohibition, alcohol played a role in shaping the area today. Join the Historic Preservation Division and Bad Wolf Brewery as we examine the role of beer throughout American History in this three-part series of lectures, artifacts, and activities. Attachments

Spring Art Fling at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 05/20/2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In conjunction with the Prince William County Arts Council and Prince William County Parks, Rippon Lodge hosts the second weekend of this wonderful family event. Enjoy a day full of music, dance, food, art and local vendors. See a special exhibit on artist, Aviza Black, the last private owner of Rippon Lodge and a talented fashion illustrator of the 1930s and 1940s. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 05/20/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Ben Lomond's Antique Garden Tea

Saturday, 05/20/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate the arrival of spring by spending a wonderful afternoon in the antique rose garden at Ben Lomond enjoying historic tea and garden themed treats. Price of admission includes tea, light refreshments, and a special talk about roses and spring flowers in one of the largest antique rose garden in the Washington D.C. metro area, where you can learn how to care for your heirloom roses at home. Reservations are required. Attachments

Remember the Ladies

Saturday, 05/20/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A walking tour of Historic Downtown Manassas in honor of Mother's Day, this tour will feature experiences with women of Virginia's past who helped to shape American history from the Civil War to the modern day. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.Attachments

Book Talk - Author Charlene Giannetti

Sunday, 05/21/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a free book talk with Author Charlene C. Giannetti on her book "The Plantations of Virginia" at 1:30 p.m. About the Book: Southern plantations are an endless source of fascination. That's no surprise since these palatial homes are rich in history, representing a pivotal time in U.S. history that truly is "gone with the wind." With the Civil War literally exploding all around, many of these homes were occupied either by Confederate or Union troops. Nowhere else I the south were plantations so affected by the nation's bloodiest war than in Virginia. At times, families fled, leaving behind slaves to manage the property. There are still more than 60 plantations in Virginia today, most of them open to the public. Some have been restored, others undergoing the process. If only walls could talk, the stories we might hear! Attachments

Free Book Talk - Charles Mills

Friday, 05/26/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a free book talk with Author Charles A. Mills on his latest book "The Civil War Wedding" at 1:30 p.m. About the Book: The Civil War Wedding, an entertaining look at the customs and superstitions of weddings during the Civil War era. Includes: Courtship, Engagements, Love Letters, Clothing, Superstitions, The Ceremony, Festivities, The Honeymoon, Famous Civil War Couples, and more.... Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 05/27/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 05/27/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 05/28/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 06/03/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

History Happy Hour: An Evening at Ben Lomond Historic Site

Friday, 06/09/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Looking for a unique way to visit one of Prince William County’s distinctive historic sites? Take part in our new series History Happy Hour! Receive two drink tickets to use over the course of the evening, and come and explore Ben Lomond to learn about the Civil War and medicine. Interact with living history interpreters, take part in a history scavenger hunt, see musket firing demonstrations, and explore the Civil War Hospital without barriers. Reservations are suggested, but not required. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 06/10/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Potomac Blockade Bus Tour

Saturday, 06/10/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces’ successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 06/10/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Liberia Plantation Tour

Saturday, 06/10/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Through the words and stories of re-enactors and museum staff, experience this almost 200 year old house come to life with lawn activities, house tours, and Civil War graffiti. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 06/11/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Revolutionary Readers: A Book Club for Young Readers

Wednesday, 06/14/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) are invited to join our book club. This summer we will explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Each gathering of readers will include a discussion of the book and other related activities. A book list will be provided at time of registration. All titles are available at the local library. Attachments

Brews and Brains at Bad Wolf Brewery

Thursday, 06/15/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Prince William and Northern Virginia area has a rich social history throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in which beer played a part. From the role of taverns as a social and political venue throughout the 18th and 19th century, the impact of alcohol throughout the Civil War, to the economic influence of the development of breweries throughout the 20th century and prohibition, alcohol played a role in shaping the area today. Join the Historic Preservation Division and Bad Wolf Brewery as we examine the role of beer throughout American History in this three-part series of lectures, artifacts, and activities. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 06/17/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Father's Day Weekend Tours at PWCHPD

Saturday, 06/17/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Does your Dad enjoy military history, learning about historic construction and preservation, or the great outdoors? Then treat him to a tour of Prince William County’s historic sites! All fathers that visit during the Father’s Day weekend will receive a complimentary tour. Sites include Rippon Lodge, Ben Lomond and Brentsville Courthouse. Attachments

Juneteenth Open House at Lucasville

Sunday, 06/18/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us at Lucasville in honor of Juneteenth to learn about the celebration marking the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the South. Visit the one-room schoolhouse to learn about the development of freedmen communities throughout Prince William County and the progression of education throughout Prince William County throughout Reconstruction and the Jim Crow Era. Attachments

Museum Kid Monday!

Monday, 06/19/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more! Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 06/24/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 06/24/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Star Wars Celebratory Anniversary

Saturday, 06/24/2017 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Come and enjoy the night sky while watching Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie’s release, we encourage guests to come in their best Star Wars costume (audience appropriate please) for fun picture opportunities. Enjoy popcorn and beverages (available for purchase), and bring blankets and chairs to watch the movie. Movies cancelled in event of rain. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 06/25/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Revolutionary Readers: A Book Club for Young Readers

Wednesday, 06/28/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) are invited to join our book club. This summer we will explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Each gathering of readers will include a discussion of the book and other related activities. A book list will be provided at time of registration. All titles are available at the local library. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 07/01/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 07/08/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Bristoe Off the Park Battlefield Tour

Saturday, 07/08/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

While Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park contains the site of some of the heaviest fighting at Bristoe Station, it does not contain all of it. Join park historians for a special walking tour of New Bristow Village to learn about the events that took place there. Attachments

World War II Weekend at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 07/08/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Admiral Black, the last owner of Rippon Lodge, was a WWII veteran and survivor of Pearl Harbor. Learn about daily life of soldiers in the European and Pacific Theatres from living historians portraying Axis and Allied soldiers. Learn about their equipment, armaments, historic military vehicles, and medical care on and off the battlefield. Also explore how citizens at home supported the war effort and view original WWII artifacts. On the evening of July 8th, join us for a showing of Stalag 17, the story of a group of American airmen held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp, who come to suspect that one of their number is an informant. Adapted from a Broadway play, the movie was produced and directed by Billy Wilder, and starred William Holden, Don Taylor, Peter Graves and Otto Preminger in the role of the camp's commandant. Enjoy popcorn and beverages (available for purchase), and bring blankets and chairs to sit and enjoy the movies. Donations welcomed. Movie cancelled in event of rain. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 07/08/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Liberia Plantation Tour

Saturday, 07/08/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Through the words and stories of re-enactors and museum staff, experience this almost 200 year old house come to life with lawn activities, house tours, and Civil War graffiti. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.Attachments

World War II Weekend at Rippon Lodge

Sunday, 07/09/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Admiral Black, the last owner of Rippon Lodge, was a WWII veteran and survivor of Pearl Harbor. Learn about daily life of soldiers in the European and Pacific Theatres from living historians portraying Axis and Allied soldiers. Learn about their equipment, armaments, historic military vehicles, and medical care on and off the battlefield. Also explore how citizens at home supported the war effort and view original WWII artifacts. On the evening of July 8th, join us for a showing of Stalag 17, the story of a group of American airmen held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp, who come to suspect that one of their number is an informant. Adapted from a Broadway play, the movie was produced and directed by Billy Wilder, and starred William Holden, Don Taylor, Peter Graves and Otto Preminger in the role of the camp's commandant. Enjoy popcorn and beverages (available for purchase), and bring blankets and chairs to sit and enjoy the movies. Donations welcomed. Movie cancelled in event of rain. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 07/09/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Stonewall Brigade Bus Tour

Saturday, 07/15/2017 8:30 AM

One of the most famous incidents of the Civil War was Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson changing the course of 1st Manassas by leading his Stonewall Brigade in defense of the Henry Hill. How did this brigade of Virginians get to their date with history? Join local historians for a special anniversary bus tour highlighting Jackson’s route from Winchester to the plains of Manassas. Tour stops include: Winchester, Delaplane, Mitchell’s Ford, Ben Lomond Historic Site, and Manassas National Battlefield. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 07/15/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Civil War Basic Summer Camp

Monday, 07/17/2017 9:00 AM - Friday, 07/21/2017 12:00 PM

The Civil War Basic Camp is a unique, hands on approach to the history of the American Civil War. Activities include enlistment, drill and tactics, uniforms and equipment, flags, food ways and shelters used by both Union and Confederate Infantry. The camp includes a tour of the 1861. Camp is from July 17 - 21, from 9 am - 12 pm. Registration for this camp can be done on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320 or 703-365-7895. Attachments

Museum Kid Monday!

Monday, 07/17/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more. Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Reservations required. Attachments

The Aftermath of Battle First Manassas Weekend

Saturday, 07/22/2017 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM

After the Battle of First Manassas, Ben Lomond served as a Confederate field hospital to treat the wounded. Visit Ben Lomond close to the 156th anniversary of the battle and learn from historians and Civil War reenactors how soldiers were treated during the Civil War and how the conditions of these hospitals differ from the hospitals we have today. The weekend will consist of demonstrations, tours, children’s activities, and a special evening program recreating the hospital on Saturday evening from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on site and those who donate blood will receive free admission into the daytime event or half price admission to the evening event. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 07/22/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

The Aftermath of Battle First Manassas Weekend

Sunday, 07/23/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

After the Battle of First Manassas, Ben Lomond served as a Confederate field hospital to treat the wounded. Visit Ben Lomond close to the 156th anniversary of the battle and learn from historians and Civil War reenactors how soldiers were treated during the Civil War and how the conditions of these hospitals differ from the hospitals we have today. The weekend will consist of demonstrations, tours, children’s activities, and a special evening program recreating the hospital on Saturday evening from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on site and those who donate blood will receive free admission into the daytime event or half price admission to the evening event. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 07/23/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Civil War Home Front Camp

Monday, 07/24/2017 9:00 AM - Friday, 07/28/2017 12:00 PM

The Home front camp is designed to give participants a feel for life as a young person while fathers and older brothers are off fighting the War. Activities will include farm chores, food ways to include substitutions, Court day, 19th century fishing, letters to loved ones, sewing and needle work, and on the last day a community picnic with homemade ice cream. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320 or 703-365-7895. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Thursday, 07/27/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 07/29/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/05/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

History Happy Hour at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/05/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a festive night of pop culture trivia, games, music and more at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Explore one of the oldest homes in Prince William County, mingle with new friends, try on historic attire, and maybe win a prize. Attachments

Paranormal 101

Saturday, 08/05/2017 7:00 PM

Ben Lomond has a diverse history from being a Civil War hospital to the home of countless slaves. Today, many local residents claim that the house and grounds are haunted by spirits from the past. Ben Lomond Historic Site is partnering with East Coast Research and Investigation of the Paranormal (ECRIP) to host a paranormal seminar and investigation at Ben Lomond. ECRIP is a local volunteer group of researchers who investigate claims of potential paranormal phenomena and educate interested parties by sharing collective research, experience, knowledge and theories. Participants will first attend a seminar with discussions about various theories and current techniques. Afterwards, participants will work alongside members of ECRIP in a paranormal investigation. The seminar will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The investigation will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight. Space is limited for the investigation. Reservations are required. Attachments

Civil War Advanced Camp

Monday, 08/07/2017 9:00 AM - Friday, 08/11/2017 4:00 PM

For folks that have completed the Civil War Basic and Advanced Camps. This camp will incorporate service projects and field trips to sites of historical significance in the area, and gives participants an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how these sites are remembered and commemorated for future generations. Bring lunch, snacks, and drinks daily. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320. Attachments

Revolutionary Readers: A Book Club for Young Readers

Friday, 08/11/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) are invited to join our book club. This summer we will explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Each gathering of readers will include a discussion of the book and other related activities. A book list will be provided at time of registration. All titles are available at the local library. Attachments

Overnight Stay at the Pringle House Hospital

Friday, 08/11/2017 8:00 PM - Saturday, 08/12/2017 8:00 AM

From July 21 until the end of August, 1861, Ben Lomond was converted into the Pringle House Hospital to care for hundreds of wounded soldiers after the fateful events of the first major battle of the Civil War. Join site historians in a unique opportunity to spend the night in the hospital and learn about the wounded soldiers who were treated there, the families who were impacted, and the effects of the war on Northern Virginia. The evening will include a tour of the hospital, an evening campfire, and more. Breakfast will be provided in the morning. Participants must bring their own sleeping materials. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/12/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 08/12/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Liberia Plantation Tours

Saturday, 08/12/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Through the words and stories of re-enactors and museum staff, experience this almost 200 year old house come to life with lawn activities, house tours, and Civil War graffiti. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 08/13/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Civil War Advanced Camp

Monday, 08/14/2017 9:00 AM - Friday, 08/18/2017 12:00 PM

The Civil War Advanced Camp picks up where the Basic Camp leaves off. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with famous officer from the war, expand their knowledge of campaign foods and how they were prepared, learn of the cavalry, participate in artillery drill, build a sunshade. This camp includes a tour of 2nd Manassas battlefield sites at Manassas National Battlefield. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320. Attachments

So You Want to be a Civil War Soldier Camp

Saturday, 08/19/2017 9:00 AM - Sunday, 08/20/2017 1:00 PM

This camp is designed to put all of the lessons learned in the previous camps into practice as participants enlist in a company, establish a camp and become a soldier in camp for two days through a series of hands on activities and drills. Parents and children will be staying in shelter tents and performing camp duties from 4 pm Friday to noon on Sunday. Participants will need to bring sleeping bag or blankets. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/19/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Movie Night at Brentsville

Saturday, 08/19/2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Join us for our 4th Annual Brentsville Movie Night! Enjoy an old movie the way they were meant to be seen! Movie starts at nightfall. We will be showing The Count of Monte Cristo. Bring chairs and or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase. Attachments

Museum Kid Monday!

Monday, 08/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more! Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Attachments

Revolutionary Readers: A Book Club for Young Readers

Friday, 08/25/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) are invited to join our book club. This summer we will explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Each gathering of readers will include a discussion of the book and other related activities. A book list will be provided at time of registration. All titles are available at the local library. 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

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/26/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Rippon Lodge Car Show

Saturday, 08/26/2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy a display of vintage and classic cars on the lawns of Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Cars from 1950 to 1900 are welcome to be displayed. Visitors may ask questions and take pictures of the vehicles. Period games available for kids to play on the lawn. Guided tours of the lodge are available for $5 per person on the hour. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 08/26/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Battle of Kettle Run Anniversary Tours

Saturday, 08/26/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of Bristoe Station and the Battle of Kettle Run – the opening round of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. This August 27th battle, while small, was bloody and took a heavy toll on the regiments that fought there. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tours that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail. Attachments

Jackson at Bristoe Station Anniversary "In-Time" Tour

Saturday, 08/26/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of Bristoe Station, the precursor to the Battle of Second Manassas. Jackson's capture of Bristoe, would allow him to capture the large Federal warehouses in Manassas on the 27th. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for a specialized in-time walking tour. Attachments

Battle of Bull Run Bridge "In-Time" Walking Tour

Sunday, 08/27/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff for the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run Bridge– part of the opening rounds of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. Hours before the Battle of Kettle Run to the South, the Battle of Bull Run Bridge was the first Federal attempt to drive Stonewall Jackson away from Manassas. This August 27th battle, while small, was particularly bloody for the Union Army and took a heavy toll on the regiments that fought there. Visit the ground on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tour that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail.Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 08/27/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Battle of Kettle Run Anniversary Tours

Sunday, 08/27/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of Bristoe Station and the Battle of Kettle Run – the opening round of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. This August 27th battle, while small, was bloody and took a heavy toll on the regiments that fought there. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tours that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/02/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Overnight Stay in Brentsville Jail

Saturday, 09/02/2017 8:00 PM - Sunday, 09/03/2017 8:00 AM

From 1822 to 1893 the Brentsville jail housed numerous people awaiting trial, and fate. The prisoners were accused of various crimes from theft, to poisoning, and even murder. In 1872 a prominent Prince William resident was gunned down in his cell while awaiting his trail. Spend the night in the nearly 200 year old building and learn about some of the people who were imprisoned here. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/09/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Potomac Blockade Bus Tour

Saturday, 09/09/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces’ successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. Attachments

School is Back in Session!

Saturday, 09/09/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Are you excited that school has started again? Going to school was very different a hundred years ago than it is today. Visit the one room school houses at Lucasville School and Brentsville Courthouse to learn about the different ways that students learned in a segregated society. Try some of the tools that were used to teach in each of the schools, some of the games they played, and even make a craft at each school to take home! Not behaving well in school? Learn about some of the different ways students were disciplined, it may shock you! Program will take place at both Lucasville School, and Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, located at 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, VA. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 09/09/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Historic Brentsville Schoolhouse Happy Hour

Saturday, 09/09/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Looking for a unique way to start the new school year? Take part in our Historic Brentsville Schoolhouse Happy Hour! Receive two drink tickets to use over the course of the evening, and come and explore the 1920s schoolhouse to learn about teaching in a one room schoolhouse during the Great Depression. Reservations are suggested, but not required. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 09/10/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Manassas' Civil War Hospitals Caravan Tour

Saturday, 09/16/2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Manassas was the site of two major battles fought on July 21, 1861, and August 28-30, 1862, along the banks of Bull Run. The horrors of battle did not end for many men when these battles ended, but continued in the numerous hospitals that were set up throughout the area, proving to be some of the bloodier battles in history to that point, the hospitals were overrun with more casualties than they expected. Join us as we visit the hospitals of Manassas, to learn about medicine at the beginning of the Civil War, about the soldiers who were treated in these hospitals, and about the families whose homes were commandeered. Reservations are required. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/16/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

42nd Bull Run Region AACA Edgar Rohr Memorial Car Show

Saturday, 09/16/2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy this classic car experience in the historic heart of Manassas on the Museum lawn. Attachments

Dance the Evening Away at the Rippon Lodge Canteen

Saturday, 09/16/2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

From Hollywood to New York City, canteens were the place for soldiers to relax and enjoy good food, music, entertainment and dancing during World War II. Musicians and actors such as Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Bob Hope, Betty Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Shirley Temple, and even former President Herbert Hoover could be found spending time with the service men at canteens across the country. Dance the night away at Rippon Lodge as it is transformed into a dance hall reminiscent of a canteen with live Big Band music, delicious food and beverages. Guests are encouraged to “Dress the Part!” and attend the event in their best dress, vintage costume, or active military uniforms. Food and non-alcoholic beverages available; extra drinks available for purchase. Discounted admission for all active military members. Reservations are required to attend this unique and fun evening dance. Attachments

Museum Kid Monday!

Monday, 09/18/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more! Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Reservations required. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/23/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Prince William County Farm Tour--Brentsville Stop

Saturday, 09/23/2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, 09/24/2017 4:00 PM

Join site staff as we learn about farm life here in Brentsville and Prince William County during the mid-1800s. Tour the 1850s farm house and learn how Prince William County farmers, free and enslaved. Discover how they lived and worked before electricity and running water. Attachments

Brentsville Day!

Saturday, 09/23/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for our first Brentsville Day! The community of Brentsville has been around for nearly 200 years and served as the social and political center of Prince William County for nearly 100 years. Enjoy historic farm demonstrations, living history, bluegrass music, games, food, tours of the historic buildings and more. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 09/24/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Civil War Raiders of Northern Virginia Bus Tour

Saturday, 09/30/2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

One of the most famous figures to emerge from the Civil War was John S. Mosby. Operating behind Federal lines in Northern Virginia, Mosby created a legacy that still resounds today. However Mosby was not the only band of guerillas in the area; other bands of soldiers from Virginia and South Carolina also worked in the area. Join historians from Prince William County Historic Preservation Division and the Mosby Heritage Area Association for a special bus tour that will not only visit Mosby sites, but also other guerilla sites in Northern Virginia. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/30/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. 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

Rippon Lodge in Mourning

Sunday, 10/01/2017 11:00 AM - Tuesday, 10/31/2017 4:00 PM

Why is black a color for mourning? Why are mirrors covered when one passes away? How long did someone wear mourning attire? How did mourning practices change over the centuries? Learn this and more during the month of October at Rippon Lodge, as we dress the historic house in various periods of mourning. Guided tours of this special look at how death was commemorated and celebrated over the centuries are on the hour. 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

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

Saturday, 10/07/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces’ successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. Attachments

Spectral Stories at Historic Brentsville

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love scary movies and hearing ghost stories? Join site staff for a fun filled evening spent around a campfire as you hear spooky stories about Historic Brentsville and other haunts in and around Prince William County. Attachments

Cemetery Tour

Friday, 10/13/2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

This year's installment learning about the Manassas City Cemetery to discover the contributions from the people who have gone before us. The theme will be "Important Citizens who Influenced Prince William County History." To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

154th Anniversary of Battle of Auburn "In-Time" Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

While the Bristoe campaign culminated on the afternoon of October 14, 1864 at the Battle of Bristoe Station, another battle earlier in the day had a profound impact on the course of events. With elements of both armies at times cut off, the Battle of Auburn was a small but important battle that set the stage for fighting later in the day. Join local historians for a special in-time walking tour on battlefield land that is not normally accessible to the public. Attachments

Battle of Bristoe Station Anniversary Weekend Tours and Luminary

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, 10/15/2017 4:00 PM

Join Battlefield Park staff for the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station. Tour a Civil War encampment, watch artillery firing demonstrations, and tour the site of the third and final battle that took place in Prince William County. On Saturday evening, visit the battlefield for a rare treat to see over 2,000 luminary candles for every soldier who died at Bristoe Station. Living history vignettes will be located across the battlefield and self-guided tours will lead visitors to meet the men and women who made history here. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

154th Anniversary Battle of Bristoe Station "In-Time" Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of the third and final Civil War battle to take place in Prince William County. This October 14th battle, while small, was the culmination of Lee's last offensive of the War. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tours that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 10/15/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Museum Kid Mondays!

Monday, 10/16/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more! Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Reservations required. Attachments

Spirits of Rippon Lodge

Friday, 10/20/2017 7:00 PM - Saturday, 10/21/2017 9:00 PM

Rippon Lodge’s diverse history is full of truths, myths and rumors, such as the course of Route 1 was altered to avoid its ghostly residents. Come and experience a uniquely haunting tour of the historic house and grounds by candlelight, perhaps encounter the departed spirits of notable residents and neighbors, and hear their tales of sadness and triumph. Reservations Required; this is a walking tour at night with uneven grounds, surfaces and darkened rooms. Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking; flashlights recommended. Tours every 20 minutes (7, 7:20, 7:40, 8, 8:20 and 8:40 pm.). Call 703-499-9812 for reservations. 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

Legends by Lanternlight: Remembrances of Brentsville

Saturday, 10/21/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Hear the stories of Brentsville from the perspective of the people who lived and passed through here during the Civil War. The program will be led by the costumed interpreters of the Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group. The county seat for Prince William County during the Civil War, Brentsville saw soldiers passing through it throughout much of the Civil War. Confederates used the village as a point of mustering point at the beginning of the war before Union soldiers occupied the area from 1862-1865. The community even witnessed a few minor, but deadly battles. Come learn these stories and more as part of a lantern-lit tour of this historic village. Walking is required. Please dress appropriately. For questions, please call (540) 687-5188 or 703-365-7895. Attachments

Buckland Mills Caravan Tour

Sunday, 10/22/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

By 1863 Federal cavalry had finally come into its own. However Confederate cavalry under JEB Stuart was still a deadly foe. The October 19, 1863 Battle of Buckland proved that the Southern horsemen were still capable of trouncing their blue-clad counterpart. Join local historians for a special caravan tour exploring what was later called “The Buckland Races”. Stops will include Greenwich, Buckland, New Baltimore, and more. Tour starts at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Attachments

Historic Cemeteries of Brentsville Walking Tour

Saturday, 10/28/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In the nearly 200-year history of the community of Brentsville, many cemeteries have sprung up in the area. Unfortunately, some of these burial grounds are now lost to history. However, others are still marked today. Join local historians for a special walking tour of historic Brentsville as we explore some of these little known spots. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 10/28/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Hospital Horrors

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

Ben Lomond has a grim history as serving as a Confederate Field Hospital after the Battle of First Manassas. Come experience a unique opportunity to tour the house and grounds in the recreated hospital and hear the stories of soldiers, doctors, and loved ones who were forever changed during the Civil War. Guided tours every twenty minutes. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. 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

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 10/29/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

A Civil War Soldier's Campfire

Friday, 11/03/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a warm campfire at Ben Lomond Historic Site and learn how Confederate soldiers lived during the American Civil War. Practice drilling with a Civil War soldier, see a musket firing demonstration, and learn about the rations given to Confederate soldiers. Try the cornpone that Confederate soldiers commonly ate during the Civil War and compare it to the s’mores we enjoy today. Attachments

Paranormal 101

Saturday, 11/04/2017 7:00 PM

Brentsville has a diverse history from being a County seat for Prince William County to being a quiet town. Today, many local residents claim that the jail, courthouse and grounds are haunted by spirits from the past. Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre is partnering with East Coast Research and Investigation of the Paranormal (ECRIP) to host a paranormal seminar and investigation at Brentsville. ECRIP is a local volunteer group of researchers who investigate claims of potential paranormal phenomena and educate interested parties by sharing collective research, experience, knowledge and theories. Participants will first attend a seminar with discussions about various theories and current techniques. Afterwards, participants will work alongside members of ECRIP in a paranormal investigation. The seminar will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The investigation will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight. Space is limited for the investigation. Reservations are required. Attachments

Early Days of Prince William County

Saturday, 11/11/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Prince William County’s history begins in 1731 when it was founded by the Virginia House of Burgesses. One of the County’s oldest homes will host a special event to highlight the history and culture of Native Americans and the colonial peoples of the area. Living history demonstrations, colonial life and military encampments from various conflicts, such as the American Revolution, and of Native American cultures will be available all day. Tours of the house are also included. Attachments

Bristoe Station Veteran's Day Commemorative Tour

Saturday, 11/11/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During four years of war, hundreds of Civil War soldiers were buried in the area around Bristoe Station. Some died in the two battles that were fought for control of the strategic railroad. Others succumbed to disease they were encamped in the area from a few days to a few months. While some remains were removed after the war, many still reside in the area. This special candlelight tour of the battle will highlight some of the soldiers who died at Bristoe Station. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Attachments

Cockpit Point Tours

Saturday, 11/18/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us on a special tour of Prince William County’s newest historic park, Cockpit Point Civil War Park. Tours of the site will take place at 10 a.m., 1p.m. and 3p.m. Reservations are required for the tours. Tours will include difficult terrain and off trail style hiking. For reservations call 703-792-4754. 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

Holidays Through the Ages

Friday, 12/01/2017 11:00 AM - Saturday, 12/23/2017 4:00 PM

Visit Rippon Lodge and stroll through seasonal celebrations gone by. The interior and exterior of the historic house will be decorated for the holidays. Various rooms inside the home will represent different periods of seasonal celebrations, from the Colonial Period through the 1940s. Light refreshments, a warm beverage, and shopping for unique Rippon merchandise round out a wonderful tour. Reservations strongly recommended for groups larger than 4. Tours begin on the hour on the front porch. Guests should dress in appropriate attire and comfortable shoes for this walking tour. Attachments

JEB Stuart Christmas Raid Tour

Saturday, 12/02/2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Confederate general JEB Stuart is famous for leading his cavalry in raids around his Federal opponent. While his raids on the Peninsula and towards Gettysburg are well known, his 1862 Christmas Raid through Northern Virginia is less well known. Join local historians on a special bus tour exploring the seldom visited sites associated with this raid. Tour includes lunch and departs from Williams Ordinary in Dumfries. For reservations call 703-792-4754. Attachments

Holiday Night at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 12/02/2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For one night only, see Rippon Lodge by candlelight at Christmastime. Beginning with a special tree lighting ceremony with tree ornaments decorated by local school children, visitors will see the grounds and several of the historic buildings beautifully lit with lights. Guest may tour the Holiday through the Ages decorations by candlelight, listen to music, enjoy making seasonal crafts, a warm beverage, shopping and holiday cookies. One night only. Reservations for groups larger than 4 recommended. Attachments

Breakfast with Historic Santa

Saturday, 12/09/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In December of 1862, artist Thomas Nast made one of the first known illustrations of Santa Claus. Come by and enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Old Manassas Courthouse! Enjoy family breakfast, make authentic 19th Century Christmas decorations and a chance to meet Santa who has dusted off that old 1862 suit and give him your wish list. Breakfast will be from 10 till noon. Crafts and pictures with Santa will be open until 3 p.m. a $3.00 donation to help with cost of craft supplies for those not eating with us would be appreciated. For reservations, call 703-792-4754. Attachments

Santa Comes to Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 12/09/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You better watch out! You better not cry! Santa Claus is visiting Rippon Lodge for one afternoon only! Be on your best behavior and keep your name on the “Nice” list. Parents will be given special “Things Santa Should Know” cards upon arrival. Bring your camera for pictures and dress appropriately for weather as some activities are outside. With large numbers of excited tots expected, we ask parents bring plenty of snacks and extra activities for young children. Attachments

Brentsville Holiday Concert

Saturday, 12/09/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join the Brentsville community Saturday evening for two Holiday concerts filled with seasonal music performed by the Brentsville District High School Choir at the beautiful and historic Brentsville Union Church. Enjoy hot cider and cookies by a warm bonfire. Attachments

Holdays at Liberia

Saturday, 12/09/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How did soldiers celebrate the holidays? Did war affect the celebratory mood of the season? This experience will take you back to the 1860s and how Christmas was; and still is. 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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