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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

Ice Skating at The Harris Pavilion

Sunday, 02/19/2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Admission: • Adults – $8.00 • Children 10 & under $7.00 • Skate Rentals $5.00 • Adult Season Pass – – $180.00 – Does NOT include skate rental • Child Season Pass – $170.00 (10 and under) -Does Not include skate rental • Adult 10-visit pass – $70.00 (includes skate rental) • Child 10-visit pass – (10 and under) $60.00 (includes skate rental) Attachments

Ice Skating at The Harris Pavilion

Monday, 02/20/2017 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Admission: • Adults – $8.00 • Children 10 & under $7.00 • Skate Rentals $5.00 • Adult Season Pass – – $180.00 – Does NOT include skate rental • Child Season Pass – $170.00 (10 and under) -Does Not include skate rental • Adult 10-visit pass – $70.00 (includes skate rental) • Child 10-visit pass – (10 and under) $60.00 (includes skate rental) Attachments

Ice Skating at The Harris Pavilion

Wednesday, 02/22/2017 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Admission: • Adults – $8.00 • Children 10 & under $7.00 • Skate Rentals $5.00 • Adult Season Pass – – $180.00 – Does NOT include skate rental • Child Season Pass – $170.00 (10 and under) -Does Not include skate rental • Adult 10-visit pass – $70.00 (includes skate rental) • Child 10-visit pass – (10 and under) $60.00 (includes skate rental) Attachments

Ice Skating at The Harris Pavilion

Thursday, 02/23/2017 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Admission: • Adults – $8.00 • Children 10 & under $7.00 • Skate Rentals $5.00 • Adult Season Pass – – $180.00 – Does NOT include skate rental • Child Season Pass – $170.00 (10 and under) -Does Not include skate rental • Adult 10-visit pass – $70.00 (includes skate rental) • Child 10-visit pass – (10 and under) $60.00 (includes skate rental) Attachments

Ice Skating at The Harris Pavilion

Friday, 02/24/2017 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Admission: • Adults – $8.00 • Children 10 & under $7.00 • Skate Rentals $5.00 • Adult Season Pass – – $180.00 – Does NOT include skate rental • Child Season Pass – $170.00 (10 and under) -Does Not include skate rental • Adult 10-visit pass – $70.00 (includes skate rental) • Child 10-visit pass – (10 and under) $60.00 (includes skate rental) 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

Ice Skating at The Harris Pavilion

Saturday, 02/25/2017 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Admission: • Adults – $8.00 • Children 10 & under $7.00 • Skate Rentals $5.00 • Adult Season Pass – – $180.00 – Does NOT include skate rental • Child Season Pass – $170.00 (10 and under) -Does Not include skate rental • Adult 10-visit pass – $70.00 (includes skate rental) • Child 10-visit pass – (10 and under) $60.00 (includes skate rental) 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

Ice Skating at The Harris Pavilion

Sunday, 02/26/2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Admission: • Adults – $8.00 • Children 10 & under $7.00 • Skate Rentals $5.00 • Adult Season Pass – – $180.00 – Does NOT include skate rental • Child Season Pass – $170.00 (10 and under) -Does Not include skate rental • Adult 10-visit pass – $70.00 (includes skate rental) • Child 10-visit pass – (10 and under) $60.00 (includes skate rental) Attachments

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Music for the Young and the Young at Heart

Sunday, 03/05/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Merchant Hall This entertaining piano performance is a delight for anyone, musical novice or maestro, from age 6 to 86. Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel has introduced audiences across the country to the beloved works of classical music with his Keyboard Conversations® series and its unique "concert with commentary" format. In this special presentation, learn the story behind the score of many favorite melodies, including "Flight of the Bumblebee," Bartok's "Diary of a Fly," Copland's "Cat and Mouse," Gershwin's "Walking the Dog," and "I got Rhythm." Bring the whole family for a delightful afternoon of music! Attachments

St. Patrick's Day Pool Treasure Hunt: Ages 6-11

Friday, 03/10/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kids, ages 6-11, love the games and underwater treasure hunt with a St. Patrick’s Day theme!! You must pre-register, and the cost is $5.00/child Attachments StPatricksPool.pdf

18th Annual Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, 03/11/2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The 18th Annual Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade will march on Saturday, March 11, 11:00 am at the corner of Prescott Avenue and Quarry Road through downtown Manassas. 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

Easter Egg Hunt: Ages 0-7

Saturday, 04/08/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring your family and friends to the Community Center for some springtime fun! Don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny! Pre-registration strongly encouraged. April 8th, 2017 Ages 0 – 1 10:00am Ages 2 – 3 10:30am Ages 4 – 5 11:00am Ages 6 – 7 11:30am Adaptive 12:00pm $5/Child Attachments EasterEggHunt.pdf

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

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

Junior Girl Scouts Gardening Badge

Saturday, 04/22/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come out and help Rippon Lodge plant the vegetable garden for spring while earning the Junior Girl Scouts Gardening Badge. This program meets all of the requirements for the badge. Scouts are encouraged to bring their own gardening gloves as well as dress appropriately for being outside and getting dirty. Scout leaders must purchase the badges on their own. The program will run rain or shine. Reservations are required and space is limited. 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

Doggie Egg Hunt

Saturday, 04/22/2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us as we launch our kites into the sky at Signal Hill Park. All kites are welcomed. You may purchase a kite for $5 if you do not have a kite. Supplies are limited. Saturday, April 22nd 12:00pm – 2:00pm $5/Dog Attachments DoggieEggHunt.pdf

5th Annual Kite Festival

Saturday, 04/29/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us as we launch our kites into the sky at Signal Hill Park. All kites are welcomed. You may purchase a kite for $5 if you do not have a kite. Supplies are limited. Saturday, April 29th 10:00am – 12:00pm FREE Event Please register if you are purchasing a kite. Attachments Kite Festival.pdf

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

Paws in the Park

Saturday, 05/13/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for four legged fun at Prince William Forest Park's Paws in the Park Event. Throughout the day educational exhibitors will be on display to answer all your doggie needs. Also, military, therapy, search and rescue dogs and the National Park Service will provide demonstrations of their working dogs in action. Speakers and obedience experts will be on hand to provide helpful advice. Attachments

23rd Annual Heritage Railway Festival

Saturday, 06/03/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Experience Manassas at its best this June and come out to the 23rd Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival. This family celebration of rich railroad history features train memorabilia, specialty vendors, and live performances. Country and blue grass music will transport you, as you watch miniature trains come to life. These elaborate train displays are created by a number of local model train groups. Located under the Harris Pavilion, these displays are a must see. Take your love of trains to a new level by boarding one of our four train excursions to Clifton and back. The first two trains at 10am and 11am will feature Chase from Paw Patrol. Our afternoon trains at 12pm and 1pm will have the Icy Princess. Date of ticket sales to be announced. Attachments

Okra's Cajun Occasion 3 - Crawfish Boil and Louisiana Picnic

Saturday, 06/10/2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for great food, music and family fun! Visit the website for more information and admission prices. 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

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

Father's Day Weekend Tours at PWCHPD

Sunday, 06/18/2017 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Night Out

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

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

Civil War 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

National Bee Day at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/19/2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy National Bee Day at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. With special guest Sweet Virginia and the Freedom High School Bee Club, learn about honey bees, how they work as a hive, produce honey, how you can contribute to protect these endangered species, and what can be made out of the honey and wax. Taste fresh honey as well. Space is limited. Please note bees are temperamental and may sting. If you are allergic to bees or honey, please make sure you use extra caution or do not attend. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, do not wear black, as it attracts bees. Reservations recommended. 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

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

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

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

Heritage Festival

Saturday, 09/16/2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Explore the history of Prince William Forest Park through demonstrations, music, crafts, and exhibitors at the annual Heritage Festival. Visit one of Prince William Forest Park’s historic Civilian Conservation Corps cabin camps. Experience the kids' craft lodge, just as children did in the 1930s when the park was the Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area. See Civil War and World War II reenactors and learn about the park's military history. Take a break to sit and listen to the bluegrass bands playing throughout the day. Enjoy stepping back in time at Prince William Forest Park, your neighborhood National Park. 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

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

Okra's Comfort Food

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

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

35th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee

Saturday, 10/07/2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Annual Fall Jubilee, in Historic Downtown Manassas will be held on October 7, 2017 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. This year’s Jubilee will include an assortment of fun for both kids and adults with over 100 crafter and community booths, live music and entertainment, and more! The Fall Jubilee is free to the public. Bring your family out for a day of fun – play games, shop at unique crafter booths, pick out your pumpkins for fall, and so much more! Don’t forget to stop by the museum lawn for more fun! There will be a Beer & Wine Garden to take a break and sample delicious drinks! Pumpkin Pie Contests: Show off your skills in eating and/or baking! We will be having pumpkin pie contests back again this year. Show off your favorite pumpkin pie recipe or show off just how fast you can eat a pumpkin pie! Sign up today! The rain date, in the case of severe weather is October 14th. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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