Events and Programs

 2019 Calendar of Events


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All Summer
Through September 22, 2019
New Exhibit: Bridging Cultures: The Latino Community in Manassas
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.
Through November 2
2 p.m.; $5 - 12 & under free
Downtown Walking Tours
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through picturesque Historic Downtown and learn about Manassas in its early days through the present day.  Tours run every first Saturday of the month through November 2.  To make a reservation visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store.
October 12
Museum at the Market; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; free
Discover hands-on activities for the whole family at the Saturday Farmer's Market, Prince William Commuter Lot, across from Baldwin Elementary.
Through September 28
2 p.m.; $5 - 12 & under free
Liberia House Tours
Discover this 1825 historic gem that was visited by President Lincoln and hosted both Civil War armies.  Tours run every fourth Saturday of the month through September 28.  To make a reservation visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store.

August - September 2019

August 10
Noon - 6 p.m.; $10 - $40
Steins, Wines & Spirits Festival
 
Savor a unique opportunity to sample your choice of beverages while listening to live music on the lawn. Taste local craft beers, farm wines, and distilled spirits and enjoy great food.  For more information visit www.visitmanassas.org
August 14
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
 
Join Jim Lewis and Blake Myers of the Bull Run Civil War Round Table and learn the fascinating forensic and historical story of a local relic hunter who came across the skeletal remains of a soldier who died on the eve of 1st Manassas (Bull Run). What they found surprised everyone.
August 30
Movie Night on the Museum Lawn; starts at dusk; free  
Follow the adventures of young Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life, moves to San Francisco, and tries to navigate a new city, house, and school in the family favorite Coco.

September 7
Noon - 6 p.m.; $10 - $40
Bands, Brews and BBQ
 
This ticketed event features award winning craft beers and distilled spirits for sampling, some of Northern Virginia's best barbecue, and incredible live music.  For more information visit www.visitmanassas.org  
September 21
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; free
Edgar Rohr Car Show
Enjoy this classic car experience on the Museum lawn.

October - December 2019

October 5, 2019 - February 23, 2020
New Exhibit: Native Legacy: The Patawomeck Indians of Virginia
Learn how the first people to settle this area lived. Reproduction tools, sketches by 17th century artist John White, and other objects will illustrate the life of the Native peoples who lived here for thousands of years before Europeans arrived.
 
October 5
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; free
Fall Jubilee
This year's Jubilee will include an assortment of fun for both kids and adults with over 100 craft and community booths, live music, entertainment, and more!  For more information visit www.visitmanassas.org
October 9
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
 
October 11
8 p.m.; $5
Cemetery Tour
Learn About Manassas notables and some notorious local stories of murder, mayhem, and scandal. To make a reservation visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store.
October 26
6, 7, and 8 p.m.; $15 adults; $7.50 under 12
 Spirits of Liberia

In its nearly 200-year history, presidents, generals, soldiers and prominent families have all visited or called Liberia home.  Hear the tragic and uplifting stories of those who passed through this historic landmark. To make a reservation visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store.
November 1-11   
Bull Run Rotary Flag Display on the Museum Lawn 
Witness the colorful transformation of the Museum Lawn into a sea of red, white and blue.
November 2
11 a.m.; free
Northern Virginia Veterans Parade and Museum Veterans Display
 
Stop by the Museum after the 11 a.m. parade to see a special tribute to veterans. Veterans and active duty military get a special discount at Echoes, the Museum store.
November 13
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
 
December 6 - 31 
free
New Exhibit: Deck the Halls Museum (partnership with MCPS)
This is the fifth and final year of the holiday display of Christmas trees decorated by local elementary school students, this time from Weems Elementary. Kindergarten and First Graders decorate the trees based on a theme they choose--usually a favorite book.
December 6 
5 - 8 p.m.; free
Manassas Museum Holiday Open House
Be a part of this annual tradition as Santa arrives by VRE train after 6 p.m. and lights the city tree on the lawn.  Enjoy cookies and a holiday display in the Museum courtyard, and enjoy special discounts at Echoes, the Museum Store.
December 11
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
 
Check back for more information. 
December 15
1 - 4 p.m.; free
Holiday Open House at Liberia
Enjoy this historic house decked out for the season and raise a toast to the season!