What's Happening Now
A long-awaited garden is being constructed on the Portner Avenue side of Liberia with help from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and a garden design committee. The garden is expected to be planted in the fall.
Construction of Liberia's restroom (left) is complete on the Portner Avenue side of the house. It will be open for events and seasonally during daylight hours. Lighting, a walking path, and gravel drive have also been installed. A back porch was also recently constructed.
Thanks to our donors for helping to complete Liberia's Phase I Interior RestorationWilliam and Susan Beck, Due Dollins, Charlie Miller, the G.F.W.C. Woman's Club of Manassas, and an anonymous donor all dedicated their efforts to providing Liberia's first floor furnishings.
Site work dramatically transformed Liberia’s landscape. Olde Towne Landscaping recently removed the 1950s-era garage, (below left) and cleared trees in preparation for the construction of rest rooms.
Site Work Transforms Landscape
A couple from Raleigh, N.C. donated 11 pieces of beautifully crafted furniture and accessories dating from between 1835 and 1850 that have been placed throughout the house. The gift was made possible through the efforts of N.C. antiques dealer Charlie Miller, who both brokered the donation and delivered the pieces to Manassas. Miller arranged the donation with the help of Bill Beck, the Fredericksburg antiques dealer who has been donating his services to find furnishings at auction.
Anonymous Donation Helps Furnish Liberia
These donations—and many smaller donations from individuals and service organizations—help us tell the story of a family displaced by occupying armies, the enslaved left behind, and the soldiers who passed through Liberia during the war years. Seeing plates on the dining room table, maps on the desk, portraits on the walls, and lamps on the tables make Liberia seem more like the home it was.