September 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.

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

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

Manassas Museum Exhibits: Expanding Boundaries: Learn about the impact the Manassas Boys and Girls Club has on our community and the children it serves. Living the American Dream: Robert Portner, Immigrant, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist; Both exhibits are featured now through Sept. 16; free.

Sept. 2 at 1:30 p. m. – Free Manassas Museum Book Talk: September Mourn, The Dunker Church of Antietam. Learn about the Dunker Church, one of the most iconic structures of the American Civil War, and its importance during and after the Battle of Antietam.

Sept. 6 – Community Conversation Pop-Up: VRE Morning Commute – 9431 West Street

Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. – Free Manassas Museum Book Talk: The Maps of Fredericksburg
Join Author Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried to learn about the Civil War campaigns in Fredericksburg including all Calvary Operations from September of 1862 to January of 1863.

Community Conversation – Conversations with the residents and visitors to the City of Manassas for input into the City’s Comprehensive Plan Update:

* Sept. 4 at 7:00 p. m. at the Manassas Museum – Culture & Historic Resources; hosted by the Historic Resources Board
* Sept. 11 at 7:00 p. m. at the Georgetown South Community Center – Community Conversation with Georgetown South Community Council
* Sept. 13 – Pop-up conversation at the Farmer’s Market
* Sept. 17 at 7:00 p. m. in City Hall – Community Conversation Town Hall
* Sept. 23 at the Harris Pavilion during the Latino Festival

Sept. 7 at 7:45 p. m. – Movie Night on the Lawn with Baldwin Elementary PTO – free – Bring a blanket, your family, & friends for the movie Despicable Me under the stars on the Manassas Museum Lawn. Food/drink sales benefit Baldwin Elementary School PTO.

Sept. 15, 9:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. – 43rd Annual Bull Run Region AACA Edgar Rohr Memorial Car Show – free – Enjoy this classic car experience in the historic heart of Manassas on the Museum lawn.

Sept. 23 at 11:00 a. m. – Cache in Trash Out Park Cleanup at Mayfield Fort. Visit for more information.

Sept. 21 & 22 – Car-Free Day -Stop by the Pop-Up park on West Street near the Harris Pavilion on Friday night. On Saturday learn about car-free options and enjoy giveaways from our city partners at the Saturday Farmer’s Market from 8:30 a. m. to 12:00 Noon. Join a bike tour at 9:00 a. m. and a walking tour at 10 a.m.  Visit for details.

Sept. 29 – National Public Lands Day at Liberia, 8601 Portner Ave.
National Public Lands Day is celebrated annually at public lands in the United States on the fourth Saturday of September. A signature event of the National Environmental Education Foundation, it promotes both popular enjoyment and volunteer conservation of public lands. Visit for more information.


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