Manassas Historic Resources Board


  • Monthly, 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
  • Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St.
  • Contact: Elizabeth Via-Gossman, Director of Community Development, at 703-257-8224
  • Ken D. Elston, Council Liaison




  • Robert J. Fisher, Chairman
  • James David Button, Vice Chairman
  • Lyshawn Dean
  • Connie Gilman
  • Joseph Hanlin
  • Robert Keller
  • Mark Olsen
  • Jill Pascale
  • Don Wilson
  • Col. Ulysses X. White (Honorary Lifetime Member) 
  • Anne Boucher Harrington (Honorary Lifetime Member)
  • Rita Koman (Honorary Lifetime Member)
  • Suzanne Parker (Honorary Lifetime Member)
  • John Payne (Honorary Lifetime Member)
  • Keith Mueller (Honorary Lifetime Member)
  • Jouette Chick (Honorary Lifetime Member)
  • Mae Merchant (in Memoriam)

Member Structure

  • Nine regular members and seven honorary lifetime members
  • Membership may include citizens of the City of Manassas and Prince William County, Virginia, with at least two-thirds being Manassas City residents


  • Four-year term


The purpose of the board is to:
  • Advise City Council on matters of historical interest to the City, including historic preservation, education, cultural programs and tourism promotion
  • Act as an advisory board to the Manassas Museum System and formulate policy recommendations for approval by the City Council, including but not limited to:
    Strategic planning
    Admission and other policies
    Business planning
    Programming and accession-de-accession of artifacts;
  • Work in cooperation with community and City organizations for the general benefit of the citizens of Manassas
  • Foster wider awareness of the City's historic legacy
  • Promote responsible stewardship of historic resources, both public and private
  • Consider and comment on other matters of general community interest as requested by the City Council and/or other organizations or groups
See the Virginia Code §15.2-1411 and Manassas City Resolutions #R-1990-48 and #R-1999-154.

Historic Resources Board Agendas

Historic Resources Board Minutes