Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Peace Jubilee of 1911 Reenactment at the Old Courthouse






Historic Manassas, Inc. - Thursday, 07/21/2011 4:00 PM
This reenactment will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Peace Jubilee which took place in Old Town Manassas at the steps of the courthouse on July 21, 1911. The original Peace Jubilee marked the 50th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas and was attended by veterans of the Civil War. Step back to 1911 with vintage automobiles lining the street, flags, Peace Maidens, and a parade afterwards at the Harris Pavilion. Details for the 2011 commemoration will soon follow, so please stay tuned to this website!

Manassas Civil War Military Parade









Historic Manassas, Inc. - Friday, 07/22/2011 10:00 AM
Civil War reenactors from around the country are invited to camp in Manassas at several historic sites and to join the local community to commemorate the First Battle of Manassas and participate in a military parade through the streets of Manassas in preparation for the battle reenactments on Saturday and Sunday.

Walking Tours of the Civil War





Walking Tours of the Civil War
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Event Location
Old Town ManassasCenter StreetManassas, VA 20110

Bus Tours of Historical Sites


Bus Tours of Historical Sites
Thursday, July 21, 2011 thru Sunday, July 24, 2011
Event Location
Visitor's Center9431 West StreetManassas, VA 20110

Color in Freedom: Journey along the Underground Railroad



Color in Freedom


Journey along the Underground Railroad
Thursday, July 21, 2011 thru Thursday, September 01, 2011
Event Location
Center for the Arts9419 Battle StreetManassas, VA 20110

ANNIE THE MUSICAL


Wednesday, 07/20/2011 7:30 PM - Saturday, 07/23/2011 7:30 PM
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes centerstage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. "Annie" is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. "Annie" is a production of Upper Room Theatre, now celebrating its 10th season! Attachments

150th Anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas





150th Anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas

July 21-24, 2011
The four-day observance of the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas begins with a commemorative ceremony at Henry Hill on Thursday, July 21 at 9:15 a.m.This program, sponsored by the National Park Service and the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the AmericanCivil War Commission, will examine both the profound impact of the battle, as well as the broader Civil War, and the rich opportunities afforded by the anniversary.Invited speakers include Robert F. McDonnell, Governor of Virginia, along with local, state, and federal officials.The keynote address will be given by Edward L. Ayers, president of the University of Richmond and historian of the American South.






Thursday, July 21
9:15 a.m. - First Manassas Commemorative Ceremony, Henry Hill.12:00 p.m. - Visitor Center and Exhibition Areas open to visitors, including historic Stone House, living history area, Henry House, and Youth Program Tent. 12:00 p.m. - Commemorative Stamp Dedication, Henry Hill.1:00 p.m. - Living History: Musketry Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.2:00 p.m. - Guided Tour: Changing Fortunes on Henry Hill, departs from Visitor Center.3:00 p.m. - Living History: Musketry Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.4:00 p.m. - Guided Tour: War and Remembrance – The Henry Farm – From Battlefield to Memorial, departs from Visitor Center.

Friday, July 22
10:00 a.m. - Guided Tour: Standing Watch at Stone Bridge, Stone Bridge (Tour Stop 12).11:00 a.m. - Living History: Musketry Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.1:00 p.m. - Living History: Musketry Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.2:00 p.m. - Guided Tour: Fading Hopes on Chinn Ridge, departs from Visitor Center.3:00 p.m. - Living History: Musketry Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.6:00 p.m. - Evening Program: Behind the Lines – War Passes Sudley Springs, departs from Sudley United Methodist Church (adjacent to Tour Stop 5).

Saturday, July 23
10:00 a.m. - Guided Tour: Opening Clash at Matthews Hill, Matthews Hill (Tour Stop 4).11:00 a.m. - Living History: Musketry Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.11:00 a.m. - Living History: The Robinson Family, Robinson House site, Henry Hill11:30 a.m. - Living History: Artillery Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.1:00 p.m. - Living History: Musketry Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.1:00 p.m. - Living History: The Robinson Family, Robinson House site, Henry Hill1:30 p.m. - Living History: Artillery Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.2:00 p.m. - Guided Tour: The Robinson Farm – An African American Family Caught in the Crossfire, departs from the Visitor Center.3:00 p.m. - Living History: Musketry Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.3:30 p.m. - Living History: Artillery Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.6:00 p.m. - Evening Lecture given by former NPS Chief Historian Edwin Bearss, Commemorative Stage Area, Henry Hill.7:00 p.m - Evening Concert by the Quantico Marine Corps Band, Commemorative Stage Area, Henry Hill.


Sunday, July 24
10:00 a.m. - Guided Tour: Behind the Lines – The Road to Portici, departs from Visitor Center.11:00 a.m. - Living History: Musketry Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.12:00 p.m. - Living History: Artillery Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.1:00 p.m. - Living History: Musketry Firing Demonstration, grounds of Henry House, Henry Hill.2:00 p.m. - Lecture by historian Dr. Matthew Pinsker, Commemorative Stage Area, Henry Hill.3:00 p.m. - Guided Tour: Retreat and Pursuit - A Defeated Army Begins it's Withdrawal, departs from Visitor Center.



Did You Know?



The 5th New York lost 123 men killed at the Battle of Second Manassas. This was the greatest loss of life in any single infantry regiment in any battle of the Civil War. One member of the regiment, James Webb, won the Medal of Honor in the battle by braving fire to save a Union battery from capture.