Provided by City of Manassas
The Manassas Museum is open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m., at no cost to visitors. The following are free events and exhibits happening at the Manassas Museum for February.
Feb.10, 1:30 p. m. – Free Manassas Museum Book Talk: Five for Freedom-The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army. Join author Eugene L. Meyer to learn about this story of five brave men, the circumstances in which they were born and how they came together at this time and place, grew to manhood, and died. Their lives and deaths affected future generations, not just their descendants. It is a story that continues to resonate.
Feb. 13, 3:00 p. m. – Black History Month Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker. Join newly-elected Manassas City Council Member Michelle Davis-Younger, the first woman of color elected to the Council, as she recounts her experiences as a life-long resident of the city.
Feb. 16, 1:00 p. m. – The Harlem Hellfighters; Members of the Ebony Doughboys. Historic interpreters will share stories of service and discrimination faced by African-American soldiers who fought for our country’s freedom during World War I.
Feb. 24, 1:30 p. m. – Free Manassas Museum Book Talk: Witness to Peace & Strife – The History of Ben Lomond in Manassas, VA.Join author Paige Gibbons Backus to learn about the fascinating history of the historic house and plantation near the Manassas National Battlefield that witnessed Civil War strife and a colorful post-war history.