Events

Third Thursday of the Month  -- Museum at the Market Returns!
Meet us at the Farmer’s Market on the third Thursday of each month to explore objects from the Manassas Museum’s collection and get a FREE hands-on activity to take home!  This activity is geared towards families with children between the ages of 3-12 years. The Thursday market is at the Harris Pavilion.

June 4-December 31 -- Manassas Faces, A New Exhibit
This exhibit features local residents, past and present, that have made a significant impact on Manassas and/or the surrounding community, but who are often overlooked.  

June 5 @ 10 AM -- Yoga in Liberia's Garden
Enjoy chair yoga in Liberia's beautiful garden and grounds sponsored by the Manassas Museum Associates. Please bring your own chair and mask up. The $15 suggested donation supports programs and projects at Manassas Museum sites. Spots are limited. Email lksgarden@aol.com to reserve. The session will be cancelled if it rains.

June 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - 26th Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival
Visit the Museum and Historic Downtown for railroad-themed fun for all ages.

June 12 @ 10 AM & 11 AM -- Liberia House Tours
Visit the historic house and grounds that President Lincoln visited and was at the center of the area's Civil War history.
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June 19 from 10 AM - 5 PM -- Sidewalk Sale at Echoes, the Manassas Museum Store
Shop for deeply discounted unique gifts in the Museum's courtyard. The sale will move indoors in case of inclement weather.

June 24 @ 5:30 PM -- Downtown Walking Tours
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through picturesque Historic Downtown and discover the diverse history of Manassas. Tours start at the Manassas Museum. $5 for adults; free for those under 12
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June 26 / 10 AM - 2 PM -- Manassas Bee Festival at Liberia

There's a buzz in the City! Come enjoy the Inaugural Manassas Bee Festival and celebrate Pollinator Week! Enjoy live music, a mead + beer garden, and food trucks. Dress like a pollinator and learn the waggle dance for our costume parade of bees, butterflies, bats, beetles, birds, and small mammals -- flowers welcome too--and learn how to save our declining pollinators. The event includes a family spelling bee challenge, games, arts, crafts, activity workshops, porch talks, a native plant display, beehive demonstrations, butterfly houses, and local vendors. Walk the nature trail or bring a chair and blanket to enjoy the park. Ribbon cutting for the Liberia House native gardens and proclamation for Bee City USA designation is at 12 Noon!

Plenty of parking is available at the Public Works facility (8500 Public Works Drive) with a quick ride to the festival on the Flutter wagon. 
Complete the Contact Form link and submit to participate in the event.
Questions: Email: Beautification Chair Mark Olsen at MBolsen@gte.net
or Councilwoman Theresa Ellis at TEllis@ManassasVA.gov 

June 30 @ 3 PM -- Stories of Preservation and Progress
Join Pastor Goggins of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Manassas, hear about her unique journey and about how FAME continues to be a beacon in the community. Limited free tickets are available, and the talk will be live streamed on Facebook.

July 10 @ 10 AM & 11 AM -- Liberia House Tours
Visit the historic house and grounds that President Lincoln visited and was at the center of the area's Civil War history.
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July 22 @ 5:30 PM -- Downtown Walking Tours
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through picturesque Historic Downtown and discover the diverse history of Manassas. Tours start at the Manassas Museum. $5 for adults; free for those under 12
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July 28 @ 3 PM -- Stories of Preservation and Progress
Join the Virginia Quilt Museum for a deep dive into some beautiful quilts in the Manassas Museum's collection!

August 14 @ 10 AM & 11 AM -- Liberia House Tours
Visit the historic house and grounds that President Lincoln visited and was at the center of the area's Civil War history.
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August 25 @ 3 PM -- Stories of Preservation and Progress with the Gum Springs Historical Society and Museum
Learn about the historically Black community located near the Mount Vernon Estate that was a sanctuary for free Blacks and enslaved people who fled captivity.

August 26 @ 5:30 PM -- Downtown Walking Tours
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through picturesque Historic Downtown and discover the diverse history of Manassas. Tours start at the Manassas Museum. $5 for adults; free for those under 12
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August 28 @ TBD -- Front Porch Talk
The Slave Dwelling Project returns to Liberia House for a robust living history program that will interpret the stories of some of the 80 enslaved who once lived and worked there.


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 African American residents of the city. The Manassas Museum and the new 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 for curbside pickup at the MCPL, at the Manassas Museum, or you can download it here.

Visit Facebook or YouTube for a variety of Spotlight Talks, Book Talks, Tours, and Hands-On History sessions.

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