Provided by City of Manassas
The Manassas Museum offers great free programs for residents and visitors.
New Exhibit: The Forgotten World War: Its Impact at Home; through Feb. 18; free
The exhibit, a joint effort with the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division, commemorates the 100thanniversary of the “War to End All Wars” and remembers the 29 area young men who never returned. The exhibit also explores how the war affected those at home with voluntary efforts to conserve food, establish gardens, support the Red Cross, buy Liberty Bonds, and with the world-wide Influenza epidemic.
Architectural Tours of Historic Downtown; Nov. 4; 2:00 p. m.; $5
Learn about well-known local architect Albert Speiden, visit the homes and businesses he designed, and get a look at his original century-old sketches.
Free Special Book Talk: Conquer Hell with Author Ed Lengel, Chief Historian of the White House Historical Association; Nov. 4; 2:00 p. m.
On Sept. 26, 1918, more than one million American soldiers prepared to assault the German-held Meuse-Argonne region of France. Hear Lengel’s gripping account of the battle that claimed 120,000 American casualties, including 26,000 dead, and the way it transformed a generation of young Americans. The book talk is part of the joint World War I exhibit The Forgotten World War: Its Impact at Home. It follows the Manassas Veterans Day Parade which takes place at 11:00 a. m., and coincides with the Rotary Club Flags for Heroes display on the Museum lawn.
Free Book Talk: To Annoy or Destroy the Enemy with Author Patrick O’Neill; Nov. 5; 1:30 p. m.
Hear about America’s first response to the attack on the nation’s capital during the War of 1812, and the events that truly led to the penning of the Star Spangled Banner.
Grant Avenue Streetscape Public Meeting; Nov. 9; 7:00 p. m.; Georgetown South Community Center, 9444 Taney Road
Join the conversation about future improvements in the Grant Avenue area.
Prince William County – Manassas World War I Monument Ceremony; Nov. 11; 10:00 a. m.; Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Avenue; free
Held in conjunction with the joint World War I exhibit, The Forgotten World War: Its Impact at Home, the ceremony remembers the fallen from our area and is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Free Book Talk: Three Cheers for the Chesapeake with Author Rick Richter; Nov. 12; 1:30 p. m.
Richter reveals the untold story of the Civil War Chesapeake Artillery, the last Confederate battery organized from the state of Maryland, which, despite its small size, was frequently cited for its bravery and efficiency.
New Exhibit: Deck the Museum; Dec. 1-31; free
Enjoy the holiday trees decorated by kindergarten and first grade students from Dean Elementary in the Deck theHalls Museum exhibit. Now in its third year, the exhibit showcases the talent of students in alternating city schools and features hand-made ornaments based on themes and ideas in books the classes are reading.
Winter Wonderland Model Train Show at the Center for the Arts; December 13-17; free
|Relive the wonder of childhood holidays at the Winter Wonderland Train Show on the third floor of the Center for the Arts at the Historic Candy Factory, 9419 Battle St. The National Capital Trackers will set up their O gauge trains amid an elaborate winter fantasy background for this annual display. The show is open free from Dec. 13 to 17, Wednesday through Friday, 5:00-8:00 p. m., Saturday 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m., and Sunday 10:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. In conjunction with the train show, the Military Child Education Coalition will remember and honor the sacrifices of the brave sons and daughters of military parents in a display at the Center for the Arts.|
Free Book Talk: Ever the Gray Ghost: Colonel John Singleton Mosby and the Lincoln Conspiracies with Author Dave Goetz; Dec. 3; 1:30 p. m.
Learn about the possibility that Colonel Mosby and his Rangers were an integral part of the Lincoln assassination conspiracies.