Events

August 13 @ 2 PM
Liberia Basement to Attic Tour
$15 Adults, $5 children under 16
Join Michael Spencer, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Historic Preservation at University of Mary Washington for a special tour focusing on the architectural details of this 1825 historic gem where President Lincoln may have eaten ice cream on the porch and soldiers left their marks on the walls. Explore the house from the basement to the attic and learn about some of the people who once occupied the house. Get tickets

August 18, 9 AM to 1 PM
Museum at the Market 
Meet us at the Farmer's Market on the third Thursday of each month at the Harris Pavilion to explore objects from the Manassas Museum’s collection and pick up a FREE take-and-make craft! 

August 20, 2-4 PM
Family Workshop: Gardening at Liberia
$10 Adults, $5 children 
Whether you have a small windowsill or a big backyard, gardening is fun for the whole family! Families will explore the historic Liberia House and grounds and get started on their very own garden. Get tickets

August 21 @ 2 PM
Stories of Preservation and Progress
Free
Jinnae Monroe, Air Force veteran and CEO of Professionals by Design and founder of HireGround, a non-profit focused on the career development and education enhancement of young people will discuss Entrepreneurship and Women in Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion. 

August 27 @ 10 AM
Front Porch Talk: The Slave Dwelling Project
Free

Join us for a living history experience as The Slave Dwelling Project returns to Liberia House! Meet historic interpreters Cheyney McKnight, Dontavius Williams, Dylan Pritchett, and Marion Dobbins Cohen and learn about the lived experiences of enslaved men and women prior to the Civil War. There will be storytelling, music, conversations with the interpreters and historians, and a tour of Liberia House.

August 28 @ 4 PM
History Hike
$10 Adults, $5 children under 16
Explore the flora and fauna of the city’s historic sites with a different expert each month throughout the season! Connect with nature while learning about the rich history of Manassas. This month, join photographer Rick Reda at Cannon Branch Fort and learn about this historic site while discovering techniques for taking great pictures of your surroundings. Get tickets



Let us know what exhibits and programs you'd like to see when the renovated Museum reopens:
Please leave your comments at: https://form.jotform.com/210144890870152 or email rgoldberg@manassasva.gov


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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