Provided by City of Manassas
The Manassas Museum is free to the public and open Tuesday through Sunday. Each month the Museum puts on programs for adults and children. Below is a listing of events for June and July at the Manassas Museum.
Museum at the Market; now through Oct. 12; 9:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m.; free
Discover hands-on activities for the whole family at the Saturday Farmer’s Market, Prince William Commuter Lot, across from Baldwin Elementary.
Exhibit: Bridging Cultures: The Latino Community in Manassas; through Sept. 15; free
Produced in partnership with the local Hispanic community, this exhibit features music, food, holiday traditions and other subjects important to the local community.
Downtown Walking Tours; every first Saturday through Nov. 2; 2:00 p. m.; $5
Enjoy a stroll through picturesque Historic Downtown and learn about Manassas through time. Tour starts at the Manassas Museum. To make a reservation visit Echoes Online Store manassasechoes.com, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store.
Liberia House Tours; every fourth Saturday through Sept. 28; 2:00 p. m.; $5
Discover this 1825 historic gem that was visited by President Lincoln and hosted both Civil War armies. To make a reservation visit Echoes Online Store manassasechoes.com/, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store.
Free Book Talk: June 2: SEPARATE: The Story of Plessy V. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation; 1:30 p. m.
Learn about Plessy v. Ferguson, the court case synonymous with Jim Crow laws and the unjust doctrine of “separate but equal.” Award-winning author Steve Luxenberg tells one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the 19th century, cutting to the heart of battles over race and equality that have raged throughout American history.
Hispanic Culture Day; June 7; 10:00 a. m.-6:00 p. m.; Free
Stop by the Museum lawn and see Baldwin Elementary and Intermediate School student displays on the cultural traditions of those with roots in Central and South America.
Free Book Talk: June 9: The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke; 1:30 p. m.
Learn about the 115 men, women, and children who in 1587 arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English colony in the New World–and then vanished. In The Secret Token, author Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to solve an enigma that has obsessed generations of historians, archaeologists, and amateur sleuths.
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series; June 12; 3:00 p. m.; free
From the Wright Brothers to the moon, learn about the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar Hazy Center’s collections with docent Chris Godart.
Movie Night on the Museum Lawn; June 21; starts at dusk; free
Enjoy retro family favorite Space Jam, which pits an evil alien theme park owner against Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes with help from basketball superstar Michael Jordan.
Lunch & Learn Series: The Weir Family History; June 27; 12:00 Noon; free
These monthly lunchtime talks feature local area families. Hosted at Centerfuse, 9071 Center St., this month’s speaker, Lisa Sievel-Otten of the City’s Community Development Department, will speak about the Weir family and their Liberia home.
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series; July 10; 3:00 p. m.; free
Join Margaret Bisch-Markowitz, a winner of the 2019 Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Costume Competition, for a fascinating discussion on Fashion in Eighteenth Century Colonial Virginia.
Lunch & Learn Series: George Round; July 25; 12:00 Noon; free
Enjoy short lunchtime talks on important local families at Centerfuse, 9071 Center St. This month, join Parks, Culture and Recreation Program Coordinator Doug Horhota for a look at George Carr Round, a lawyer, education booster, and community leader who helped build Manassas.
Movie Night on the Museum Lawn; July 26; starts at dusk; free
Enjoy the family favorite How to Train Your Dragon, where the characters Hiccup and Toothless find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace when they discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider.
Free Book Talk: July 28: Meade and Lee After Gettysburg; 1:30 p. m.
Join Author Jeffrey William Hunt to learn about the campaigns waged between the two adversaries in 1863. Hunt relies on the Official Records, regimental histories, letters, newspapers, and other sources to provide a day-by-day account of this fascinating time.