Black History

Rose Hill CemeteryVisit the Black History Trail 
Museum staff worked closely with representatives from the Black community to decide what stories most needed to be told and where markers should be located.  Markers include:

Download the African American Trail Guide and view the interpretive trail.

Learn more in these videos:

Personal Black History Stories

These stories were recorded in observance of the 150th Birthday of Manassas in 2023.

Jennie Dean & Manassas Industrial School

Learn about the origins of the Manassas Industrial School, Jennie Dean, and the Jennie Dean/MIS Memorial.

Important People, Institutions & Neighborhoods

Learn about important people and places in Manassas.

Self-Guided Field Trip

Take your family on a screen-free field trip and explore three different important historic sites in Manassas that showcase the important contributions of Black residents of the city! The Manassas Museum and the Manassas City Public Library have partnered to create a guide that includes family friendly activities and conversation starters as well as a hands-on art activity to complete together!

The guide is FREE and available at the MCPL, or at the Manassas Museum or you can download it here.


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