The City of Manassas Prepares for the 2011 150th Civil War Commemoration

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 21 Marks Anniversary of First Battle of Manassas

The City of Manassas and Historic Manassas, Inc. are preparing a four-day sesquicentennial event in commemoration of the First Battle of Manassas from Thurs., July 21 through Sun., July 24, 2011, showcasing reenactments, parades, exhibits and interpreters. Joining forces with Prince William County and the state of Virginia, to organize a national event that will reconnect and engage people to the heart and history of Manassas.

Wed., July 21, 2010 marks the 149th anniversary and kicks off preparation plans for the sesquicentennial, which include the following 2011 events in Manassas (all events are free except for items marked ticketed-event):

For more information about the Historic Manassas, Inc., call 703.361.6599 or go to


Attributed to Debbie Haight, executive director, Historic Manassas, Inc., (
The City of Manassas and HMI are pulling together its resources along with the county and the state to prepare and host a Civil-war period event that captures the reality and re-enactment of one of the United States’ most historical battles. This anniversary event will not only provide an historical recount, but provide an honorable commemoration of those that that served, lived and died during the Civil War.

Please contact Asha Sedalia Bruot (, ASHA Public Relations, LLC, to arrange an interview and/or for additional quotes.

About Historic Manassas, (HMI), Inc.

Historic Manassas, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization located at 9366 Main Street in Old Town Manassas, VA. It has worked for more than 25 years to revitalize, preserve and enhance the economic base that insures the rich tradition, history, charm and friendly ambience of Old Town Manassas, Va. For more information about Historic Manassas, Inc. and details on upcoming community events, visit their web site at or call 703. 361.6599.