Provided by Manassas Museum
Celebrate fall with the Manassas Museum. There’s a new exhibit, Museum at the Farmer’s Market, some book talks, and some Cemetery tours.
Historic Downtown Walking Tours; Through October; Thursdays & Fridays at 12:00 Noon; free; meet at the Manassas Museum
Why weren’t the battles of Manassas fought in what is now the City of Manassas? Learn about how Manassas began and significant episodes of our community’s past. Visitors need to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the temperature and for the weather.
Museum at the Market; Through October; Saturdays from 9:00 a. m. till 1:00 p. m.; free; Lot B, Prince William and West Streets
Have you ever written with a quill pen? Have you ever broken a spy code? These are just some of the activities the Museum staff features at the Saturday Farmer’s Market that are fun for the whole family. Visit the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market Facebook page for each week’s activity.
Manassas Remembers 9/11; September 11-November 27; free
Add your story to the new exhibit commemorating the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks on New York and Washington. This exhibit is made up entirely of first person accounts from a broad cross section of our community: first responders, eyewitnesses and victims. Visit manassasmuseum.org or call 703-257-8452 for details on how to share your memories.
Free Book Talk: The Gettysburg Cyclorama: The Turning Point of the Civil War on Canvas with Author Chris Brenneman; September 25; 1:30 p. m.
Learn about the massive cyclorama painting The Battle of Gettysburg, which depicts Pickett’s Charge, the final attack at Gettysburg, and its value as an art masterpiece and historic artifact.
Cemetery Tours (9317 Center Street); October 7 & 21; 8:00 p. m.; $5.00
Join Manassas Museum staff and learn about the establishment of the Confederate Cemetery and the final resting place of many fascinating people. Park at Whitt’s Harley-Davidson and meet at the cemetery. Visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.
Spirits of Liberia (Liberia Plantation, 8601 Portner Ave.); October 29; 6:30-8:00 p. m.; $15.00, $7.50 ages 12 and under
Known as the “Death House” during the Civil War, Liberia Plantation has a colorful history. Find out about the people buried on the property and other colorful stories of residents and travelers who fought, suffered and died around the area. Visit Echoes Online Store, (manassasechoes.com), call 703-368-1873, or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.