Contributed by the City of Manassas
City of Manassas, VA . . . The Manassas Museum has a host of events for the history buff and the history curious. Take a bike ride or a walk with Museum staff, take a look at the work of rising artists in the Reflections exhibit or come for a free book talk. These events and more can be found at www.manassasmuseum.org<http://www.manassasmuseum.org> or by calling 703-257-8453.
Through April 21
Reflections, a new exhibit features exciting artwork by Osbourn High School Art Students. The exhibit features paintings, mixed media works, sculptures, and drawings. The Museum is offering free admission for Osbourn students and their families.
April 4 from 5 to 9 p.m.
First Friday at the Manassas Museum is free. Enjoy the exhibits, refreshments, and family activities. One lucky person will win a prize.
April 5 at 2 p.m.
Take a stroll with Museum staff focusing on The Architecture of Old Town Businesses. Hear stories about the people who built businesses in the City and who helped shape the City of Manassas.
April 6 at 2 p.m.
Join Author Daniel Carrol Toomey for his free book talk on The War Came by Train: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad During the Civil War. The Civil War was the first conflict to use trains to transport soldiers, supplies, and food, and it was the railroads that dramatically influenced the course of the war. Daniel Carrol Toomey is an expert in railroad and Maryland Civil War history, has written several books on Maryland Civil War history and is a guest curator at the B&O Railroad Museum.
April 12 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Take off on a Bicycle Tour with Museum staff. The April tour will focus on areas associated with the 1862 Civil War Battle of Bull Run Bridge, which occurred at points surrounding Liberia Plantation in Manassas.
April 27 at 2 p.m.
Join Author Robert C. Plumb as he discusses his book Your Brother in Arms: A UnionSoldier’s Odyssey during this free book talk. The book features never before published letters of George P. McClelland, a member of the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry. McClelland witnessed some of the war’s most horrific battles during his more than two years of service in the Union army.
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