Events and Programs

 2018 Calendar of Events


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July - September

August 7
6-9 p.m.; all ages
National Night Out

This annual community event held in conjunction with the Manassas City Police includes music, entertainment, and fun for the whole family on the lawn as we build a better community.   
August 8
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
 
LOCAL HISTORY - Meet Governor William Smith
Portrayed by historian David Meisky, Virginia Governor William "Extra Billy" Smith (September 6, 1797 – May 18, 1887) was 30th and 35th Governor of Virginia, and a Major General in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. On his appointment in January 1863, at the age of 65, Smith was the oldest Confederate general to hold field command in the war.   A resident of Fauquier County, Smith was present at early battles of the Civil War including 1st Manassas.
August 24-26
all ages; free
Through the Ages: A Manassas History Weekend 

Venture through the past and share the lives and times of different eras of Manassas. Enjoy free living history presentations at the Manassas Museum and at Liberia House.
September 12
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
 
Subject Potpourri
September 15
9 a.m.-4 p.m.; all ages; free
43rd Annual Bull Run Region AACA Edgar Rohr Memorial Car Show

Enjoy this classic car experience in the historic heart of Manassas on the Museum lawn. 
September 22
free
Cache in Trash Out Park Cleanup at Mayfield Fort

 Focused on litter clean-up, removal of invasive species, revegetation efforts, or building trails. The environmental impact of these efforts is felt tangibly by communities across the globe. Visit our website www.manassascity.org/leisure for more information as we get closer to the date.
September 29
free
National Public Lands Day
 at Liberia Plantation

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 our website www.manassascity.org/leisure for more information as we get closer to the date.
October - December
October 5
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; all ages; free
  
36th Annual Fall Jubilee

Come to Historic Downtown and enjoy some family fun.
   
For more information, visit Historic Manassas, Inc.
October 10
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
 
Subject Fall/Halloween
October 19
8 p.m.; all ages; $5
Cemetery Tour

(9317 Center Street, Manassas, Va.)
Learn about the those who have gone before us during the Manassas City Cemetery. 
  
To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store.
October 27
Tours at 6 p.m.; 7 p.m.; 8 p.m.; all ages; $15
Spirits of Liberia

Known by some as the "Death House," experience the comings and goings of some of the people who have passed through and some who still remain at this 200 year old house.
   
To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. 
November 3
all ages; free
Veteran's Parade
Following the Parade, join us at the Museum for a closer look at our military traditions.  See the Bull Run Rotary "Flags for Heroes" display on the Museum Lawn from November 2-11.
November 4
6 - 8 p.m.; all ages; free
First Friday - Gallery Walk

Join us for a gallery walk hosted by Historic Manassas, Inc. 
For more information, visit Historic Manassas, Inc. 
November 14
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
 
Subject Veterans
November 15
free
 
America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is a nationally-recognized day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the U.S and falls on November 15th. On this day, people are encouraged to spread the word about the benefits of recycling and to practice recycling themselves. So be sure to find a recycling program near you so that you can recycle that trash instead of dumping it the trash to fill up yet another landfill. 
Visit our website www.manassascity.org/leisure for more information as we get closer to the date.
November 30 - December 31 
Deck the Halls Museum

Kindergartners and first graders at Round Elementary School mount a special holiday exhibit of decorated trees. Each classroom selected a book and created ornaments for their tree based on the themes and ideas from the story.

November 30
5 - 8 p.m.; all ages; free
Holiday Open House on the Lawn

Enjoy music, entertainment, the glow of holiday lights, the arrival of Santa by VRE train, the City Tree Lighting at 6:15 p.m., and cookies in the courtyard. Get a start on holiday shopping at Echoes, the Museum Store, and enjoy a 10% discount. Don't miss the 73nd Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade on December 1 at 10 a.m.
December 5 - February 24, 2019
New Exhibit: True Sons of Freedom
This show is a photographic exhibition that features images of African-American soldiers form Virginia who served in World War I.

December 8
Holidays of the Past at Liberia House
Times to be determined; all ages; $15
D
iscover how the holidays have been celebrated in wartime and in peace at this historic gem.

To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets.

December 12
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
 
Subject Holiday Time
December
December 12-16; all ages; free
Winter Wonderland Model Train Show

 
Relive the wonder of childhood holidays at the Winter Wonderland Model Train Show on the third floor of the Center for the Arts at the Historic Candy Factory, 9419 Battle St. The National Capital Trackers set up their O gauge trains amid an elaborate winter fantasy background for the annual display. 
December 12, Wednesday 5 - 8 p.m.;
December 13, Thursday 5 - 8 p.m.;
December 14 Friday 5 - 8 p.m.;
December 15 Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
December 16, Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Coming in 2019
April 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019
New Exhibit: Hispanic Culture
Produced in partnership with the local Hispanic community, this exhibit with a modern day theme will examine such topics as music, food, holiday traditions and other subjects important to the local community.
September 27, 2019 - February 20, 2020
New Exhibit: Native Americans
Produced specifically for the 400th anniversary of the founding of the colony at Jamestown, this exhibit will look at the first inhabitants of this area, the Native peoples that lived here. Sections will include a reproduction Yeehawken for children to experience, an explanation of the hunter-gathering lifestyle practiced by the Native American, and the various roles men, women and children played in the family unit.