Events and Programs

 2019 Calendar of Events


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All Summer
Through September 15, 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.
Through October 12
Museum at the Market; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; free
Downtown Walking Tours
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.
April-June 
June 15
Noon - 7 p.m.; $20
Wine and Jazz Festival

Enjoy Virginia farm wineries, Virginia craft breweries, local Virginia distilleries, and an afternoon of live jazz music.  For more information visit www.visitmanassas.org
June 21
Movie Night on the Museum Lawn; starts at dusk; free
Enjoy retro family favorite Space Jam, which pits an evil alien theme park owner against Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes with help from basketball superstar Michael Jordan.
June 27
12 - 1 p.m.; free
Lunch & Learn Series 
Presented by the Parks, Culture & Recreation division and Centerfuse. Please bring your own lunch. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at Centerfuse, 9071 Center Street in downtown Manassas.

Enjoy a fun opportunity to learn about local history in an informal setting.  Come out and enjoy short talks by local historians on famous residents from Manassas' past. The June topic is the Weir Family, presented by Lisa Sievel-Otten, Communications Coordinator in the Community Development Department. Learn about the Weirs and how their home, Liberia, played an important role during the Civil War.

July - September 2019

July 4
3  - 10 p.m.; free
Celebrate America
Enjoy rides for kids starting at 3 p.m., and food concessions and novelty vendors at 4 p.m.  Get your spot on the lawn early for the fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.  For more information visit www.visitmanassas.org
July 10
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
 
Join Margaret Bisch-Markowitz, a winner of the 2019 Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Costume Competition, for a fascinating discussion on Fashion in Eighteenth Century Colonial Virginia.
July 25
12 - 1 p.m.; free
Lunch & Learn Series 
Presented by the Parks, Culture & Recreation division and Centerfuse. Please bring your own lunch. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at Centerfuse, 9071 Center Street in downtown Manassas.

Enjoy a fun opportunity to learn about local history in an informal setting.  Come out and enjoy short talks by local historians on famous residents from Manassas' past. The July topic is George Carr Round, presented by Doug Horhota, Program Coordinator, for Parks, Culture & Recreation. Learn more about this lawyer, education booster, and community leader from Manassas' past. 

July 26
Movie Night on the Museum Lawn; starts at dusk; free  
Enjoy the family favorite How to Train Your Dragon, where the characters Hiccup and Toothless find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace when they discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider.
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
 
Check back for more information. 
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.
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.

October - December 2019

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 5
9 a.m - Noon; free
Museum Career Day
 
Are you a student looking ahead to a future beyond school?  Meet community business leaders, learn about possible careers, and get a jump on your plans for the future.
November 13
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
 
December 6 
5 - 8 p.m.; free
Santa Lights Manassas! and Museum 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!