November at the Manassas Museum

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Provided by City of Manassas

During November, the Manassas Museum features history, great experiential learning with seminars, talks, tours and more.

Nov. 11 at 1:30 p. m. Join the Manassas Museum for a free book talk: Hell Comes to Southern Maryland: The Story of the Point Lookout Prison and Hammond General Hospital. Authors Bradley and Linda Gottfried will talk about Point Lookout Civil War Prisoner of War Camp for Confederates and its lasting legacy. Their book, with many first-person accounts of both Confederate prisoners and Union personnel, paints a vivid picture of what it was like to be incarcerated in the camp.

Nov. 14 at 3:00 p. m. Visit the Manassas Museum for a free speakers series: Stories of Preservation and Progress. The Nov. 14 session will be on veterans.

Nov. 30 from 5:00-8:00 p. m.  Holiday Open House on the Lawn of the Manassas Museum. As part of the Santa Lights Manassas festivities, enjoy cookies in the Museum courtyard and a 10% discount at Echoes, the Manassas Museum Store.

Nov. 30 from 5:15 to 8:00 p. m.  Santa Lights Manassas. This event has been a fixture in the community for more than 25 years. The night begins with festive music on the Museum Lawn followed by Santa’s arrival by VRE train. Santa is delivered by wagon to the Manassas Museum Lawn where he hits the switch to light up the City tree. Shortly after the annual tree lighting, Santa and Mrs. Claus greet children and listen to their wishes at the Gazebo
next to the Harris Pavilion. The Harris Pavilion Ice Rink will be open for skaters.

Dec. 1 at 10:00 a. m. Don’t miss the 73rd Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. With more than 100 participating bands, floats, balloons and dancers, the parade sets the mood for the holiday season. For more
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