Black History Month Events

Celebrate Black History Month with these Manassas Museum events:

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Kick off Black History Month at Liberia with this series of casual conversations that honors the 80 enslaved people who lived and worked at Liberia House. Hear Dr. Eric Williams, Curator of Religion at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., who is a frequent speaker on the national stage and whose research examines the meaning of religion within Africana histories and cultures, and the role and influences of African religions in the Atlantic world. Williams’ research and studies have taken him around the world. The talk is free but tickets are required and space is limited. Get your tickets at: 

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Join local experts as they show you the way to navigate ancestry records. Computer stations will be set up throughout the Museum for you to learn how to search the past and maximize your efforts. Registration recommended for the free event! To make a reservation call 703-257-8457 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store.

2-19 spotlight talk

This short conversation by historian Ellie Hill will focus on gallery artifacts that tell the story of African American history.

2-20 workshop

Learn about local African American history and get a preview of the new African American history trunk schools may rent. The program is free for Manassas City Public Schools educators and $12 for others. Call 703-257-8457 to register.

Join the effort to honor Jennie Dean with the Manassas Industrial School/Jennie Dean Memorial Update:

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