Events and Programs

 2018 Calendar of Events




October - December
November 10
8:30 a.m. -3 p.m.; all ages
Operation Legacy Veteran's Day Cleanup at Liberia
Honor local fallen Marine Colin Wolfe at a Liberia Veterans Day service project. Join the Travis Manion FoundationWounded Warrior ProjectTeam Red, White & BlueAmerican Legion National HQThe American Legion National Headquarters, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW to maintain and beautify the Liberia House grounds, including the grave of the home's builder William James Weir, a War of 1812 Veteran. Manassas native U.S. Marine Corps PFC Colin Wolfe traded in his training as a ballet dancer to enlist in the Marine Corps after the 9/11 attacks, paying the ultimate sacrifice in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in 2006.

You must be registered by October 31st, to receive a T-shirt. Register at:
November 14
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
Subject Veterans
November 15
America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is a nationally-recognized day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the U.S and falls on November 15th. On this day, people are encouraged to spread the word about the benefits of recycling and to practice recycling themselves. So be sure to find a recycling program near you so that you can recycle that trash instead of dumping it the trash to fill up yet another landfill. 
Visit our website for more information as we get closer to the date.
November 30 - December 31 
Deck the Halls Museum

Kindergartners and first graders at Round Elementary School mount a special holiday exhibit of decorated trees. Each classroom selected a book and created ornaments for their tree based on the themes and ideas from the story.

November 30
5 - 8 p.m.; all ages; free
Holiday Open House on the Lawn

Enjoy music, entertainment, the glow of holiday lights, the arrival of Santa by VRE train, the City Tree Lighting at 6:15 p.m., and cookies in the courtyard. Get a start on holiday shopping at Echoes, the Museum Store, and enjoy a 10% discount. Don't miss the 73nd Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade on December 1 at 10 a.m.
December 5 - February 24, 2019
New Exhibit: True Sons of Freedom
This show is a photographic exhibition that features images of African-American soldiers form Virginia who served in World War I.

December 8
Holidays of the Past at Liberia House
4 p.m.; all ages; $15 Adults and $7.50 ages 12 and under
iscover how the holidays have been celebrated in wartime and in peace at this historic gem.

To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. 

December 9
GFWC Woman's Club Manassas Holiday Homes Tour
1-4 p.m.; $20

Visit homes beautifully decorated for the holidays, including the historic 1825 Liberia House, where visitors may enjoy refreshments, a harpist, and rooms decorated by Historic Downtown merchants. The cost is $20 per person and tickets can be purchased at the Manassas Museum, at the Historic Manassas Visitor Center at the Train Station, at the Things I Love, and at Flower Gallery. The ticket includes all houses on the tour and takes place rain or shine. All proceeds from the Holiday House Tour fund scholarships for local high school students.
December 12
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
Subject Holiday Time
December 12-16
December 12-16; all ages; free
Winter Wonderland Model Train Show

Relive the wonder of childhood holidays at the Winter Wonderland Model Train Show on the third floor of the Center for the Arts at the Historic Candy Factory, 9419 Battle St. The National Capital Trackers set up their O gauge trains amid an elaborate winter fantasy background for the annual display. 
December 12, Wednesday 5 - 8 p.m.;
December 13, Thursday 5 - 8 p.m.;
December 14 Friday 5 - 8 p.m.;
December 15 Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
December 16, Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Coming in 2019
April 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019
New Exhibit: Hispanic Culture
Produced in partnership with the local Hispanic community, this exhibit with a modern day theme will examine such topics as music, food, holiday traditions and other subjects important to the local community.
September 27, 2019 - February 20, 2020
New Exhibit: Native Americans
Produced specifically for the 400th anniversary of the founding of the colony at Jamestown, this exhibit will look at the first inhabitants of this area, the Native peoples that lived here. Sections will include a reproduction Yeehawken for children to experience, an explanation of the hunter-gathering lifestyle practiced by the Native American, and the various roles men, women and children played in the family unit.