April Happenings at the Manassas Museum

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Provided by City of Manassas

The Manassas Museum features not only history, but great experiential learning with seminars, talks, tours and more.

Civil War Trust Park Day at Liberia; April 7; 9:00 a. m. – 12:00 Noon; free

Be a part of a national effort to preserve and maintain battlefields and historic sites. A tour of Liberia is included for all volunteers.

Museum at the Market; April 7 – October 27; 9:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m.; free
Back for another season, Museum at the Market offers free hands-on fun for all ages. Visit the museum tent at the Saturday Market in the Prince William lot across from Baldwin Elementary School.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours; April 7-October 20; Saturdays at 3:00 p. m.; free
Learn about the origins of the City of Manassas with a costumed interpreter-led tour through Historic Downtown. Wear comfortable shoes.

Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series: The World Around Us; April 11; 3:00 p. m.; Free at the Manassas Museum.

New Exhibit: Expanding Boundaries; April 13-September 16; free
Learn about the impact the Manassas Boys and Girls Club has on our community and the children it serves. Through its focus on academic success, good character and citizenship, and promoting healthy lifestyles, the Club fulfills its mission to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need them most, acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.

New Exhibit: Living the American Dream: Robert Portner, Immigrant, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist; April 13-September 16; free

Guest Curator Michael Gaines examines the life of wealthy Alexandria brewer and part-time Manassas resident Robert Portner and the impact he had on the City of Manassas.

Plan Your Park Community Picnic at Kinsley Mill Park; 10253 Hastings Drive; April 14; 12:30 p. m.-2:30 p. m.; free

Join neighbors and friends for a community picnic to help plan playground upgrades and other improvements.  Hot dogs will be served. Rain date is April 21. 

Free Book Talk: Code Girls with Author Liza Mundy; April 15; 1:30 p. m.;

Join former Washington Post reporter and New York Times best-selling author Liza Mundy to learn the true tale of the young American women who helped shorten World War II and who saved thousands of lives by breaking the codes of the German and Japanese armed forces.

Free Book Talk: Suffragists in Washington, D.C.: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote with Author Rebecca Boggs Roberts; April 22; 1:30 p. m.; free

Join author Rebecca Boggs Roberts to learn about the heroic struggle of Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party as they worked to earn the vote, and the grand Pennsylvania Avenue parade planned for the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration.

 

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