Manassas History Weekend


history weekend August 24-26

The free Manassas History Weekend will focus on this region's wartime and peacetime military history and will include activities for all interests and all ages. Some highlights include:

Friday, August 24

8 PM
Cemetery tour with local veteran focus @ Manassas City Cemetery, 9317 Center St.
8 - 10 PM
Dance at the Harris Pavilion focusing on Civil War and post Civil War era music and dances.

Saturday, August 25

Book Talks Presented by Local Authors
10 AM
Garrett Peck on the WWI home front
11 AM
Marc Leepson on the Vietnam era
12 Noon
Ken Weiler on the WWII Home Front
1 PM
Richard Quest on Return from Shan Gri La, a WWII rescue story
7 PM
Lillian Garland on Mary Lincoln’s seamstress Elizabeth Keckley

Artillery Firings
Saturday                Sunday
9 AM                      10:45 AM
1:30 PM                  3 PM
6 PM
8 PM

3:30 Hands-On Curator Talk on the Robert Portner Exhibit

6:00 PM
Bourbon Tasting Sponsored by KO Distilling

Sunday, August 25

11 AM
Col. John Mosby experts lead a roundtable discussion
2 PM
Talk on Manassas National Battlefield Park archaeological discovery with Superintendent Brandon Bies.

All Day Saturday and Sunday on the Museum Lawn

See military displays including tanks from the “Tank Farm," part of the Americans in Wartime
Museum, and displays from the Freedom Museum and the Cold War Museum.

At Liberia House & Grounds:

Catch a wagon ride to Liberia from the Manassas Museum! The historic 1825 Liberia House and grounds, once headquarters to both Confederate and Union forces, will feature Civil War encampments and living history, including:
• Robert E. Lee historical interpretation
• Victorian Age medicine & apothecary practices
• Civil War era Balloon Corps
• Portrayals of Elizabeth Keckley, Matthew Brady, and Abraham and Mary Lincoln
• House Tours
Don’t miss Sunday’s talks on how survivors of the conflict reconciled to rebuild the nation.

Just for Kids

Crack spy codes, try old fashioned games & puzzles, or get your face painted on the Manassas Museum Lawn & at Liberia Saturday & Sunday.

Download the schedule

Join us on Saturday, August 25 to honor veterans from all eras, and to learn about their service. If you are a veteran, please stop by to share your experiences.
12 Noon
Meet A Veteran: WWII to the Present
2 - 4 PM
Join American Legion Posts 10 & 114,VFW Post 7589, & the Osbourn High School band in welcoming veterans,
who will speak about their experiences during different eras.
4:30 pm
Military K-9 Presentation

Visit this page  parks, culture & recreation facebook for up-to-the-minute schedules and information about the Weekend.

See the "Tank Farm" video preview:

tank farm

See the Manassas National Battlefield Park talk video preview:

Battlefield talk

See the Veterans Talks video Preview:

vets movie

thanks veterans