During the month of December, the Manassas Museum will host a free book talk, a Holiday Ornament and Dollhouse Exhibit, an Open House, and tours at Liberia Plantation.
Sunday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. join author John Muller for his free book talk
on Mark Twain in Washington, D.C., The Adventures of a Capital
Correspondent. Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain,
first visited the nation’s capital in 1854. By 1867 he returned to cover
the capital for several newspapers and enjoyed the company of fellow
hard drinking, irreverent correspondents. It was while he was in
Washington that Twain received a publishing offer from the American
Publishing Company that began his literary career.
For the month
of December, with the price of admission to the Museum, step back in
time and get into the holiday spirit at this exhibit of hand crafted
Holiday Ornaments and Antique Dollhouses on display at the Manassas
On Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Manassas Museum
will host a Holiday Open House. The Open House is being held in
conjunction with the Annual Tree Lighting program in Old Town Manassas.
The Museum will have cookies and cider. Visits with Santa will be
available after the tree lighting. Echoes, The Manassas Museum Store,
will offer a 10% discount on all merchandise during the Open House.
Dec. 14, at 5:00, 5:45, 6:30 and 7:15 p.m., the Museum will offer
Holiday Tours at Liberia Plantation. Visitors will experience a glimpse
into Christmas during the Civil War era. Costumed interpreters will
portray the Weir family, the original owners of Liberia Plantation. The
program also features soldiers encamped on the property and how slaves
observed Christmas at the start of the Civil War. Tickets are available
at the Manassas Museum for $15 for adults and $7.50 for children 12 and
under. The house and grounds are not handicap accessible.
For more information on any of these programs, visit www.manassasmuseum.org.