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:
- The historic First Baptist Church installed at First Baptist Church, 9258 Center St.
- African American Entrepreneurs, across the street from First Baptist Church
- Answering the Call to Service - installed at the historic Courthouse, in partnership with Prince William County, 9250 Lee Ave.
- Historic Rose Hill Cemetery – installed at Rose Hill Cemetery, at the end of Foster Drive off of Wellington Road
- The Brown School, 9508 Liberty Street
- The Enslaved of Liberia, 8601 Portner Ave.
- The Right to Vote – installed at historic Town Hall, 9025 Center Street
- A New Brown School - installed at the entrance to the Jefferson Square development on Prince William St.
Read about the Black History interpretive trail.
Learn more in these videos:
Personal Black History StoriesThese stories were recorded in observance of the 150th Birthday of Manassas in 2023.
Jennie Dean & Manassas Industrial SchoolLearn about the origins of the Manassas Industrial School, Jennie Dean, and the Jennie Dean/MIS Memorial.
Important People, Institutions & NeighborhoodsLearn 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.