Holidays at Liberia Tours
Holidays at Liberia Tours
Step back in time and experience the Holidays as they were in the 1860s. Tours begin at 5:00, 5:45, 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Arrive at the Manassas Museum 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tours will begin at the museum and transporation to Liberia will be provided. $15.00 - aduls and $7.50 - for those 12 and under. Refreshments will be served! Order online at www.manassasmusem.org or call Echoes at 703-257-8453 or stop by the museum to purchase tickets. Limited space. Registration in advance is required.Attachments
Book Talk - Robert S. Pohl
Sunday, 01/26/2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free Book Talk - Roberts S. Pohl, author of Urban Legends and Historic Lore of Washington, DC
Robert S. Pohl has been a licensed D.C. tour guide since 2009 and writes a regular column for both the local newspaper Hill Rag and the blog The Hill is Home. When he isn't touring or writing, he volunteers at the Southeast Library and at his son's school.
Pohl is the author of A House on the Hill: The History of 219 11th St SE; Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery in the District of Columbia; Wicked Capitol Hill: An Unruly History of Behaving Badly; and Urban Legends of Historic Lore of Washington D.C. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, son, and two cats.
A carving of General Lee on the back of the Lincoln monument, the birth of lobbying at the Willard Hotel, a romantic gesture that built the distinctive homes of Capitol Hill—these are legends of Washington, D.C. The capital is home to all manner of colorful rumors and tall tales. According to local lore, the missing J Street was L’Enfant’s snub to Supreme Court justice John Jay, and the course of history could have been changed if only a young baseball player named Fidel Castro had accepted a contract with the Washington Senators. In search of the truth behind these legends and more, local guide and writer Robert S. Pohl takes readers on a tour of the historic lore and urban legends that surround the monuments, neighborhood streets and even the Metro stations of Washington, D.C.
Book Talk - Bradley Gottfried
Sunday, 02/23/2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Talk with Author Bradley Gottfried on his book The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mien Run Campaigns at 2:00 PM at the Museum. This event is free.
The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns is the fifth installment in the Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series. Few historians have examined what happened to the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac during the critical months following Gettysburg. Perfect for the easy chair or for walking hallowed ground, The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns is a seminal work that, like Gottfried’s earlier atlases on Gettysburg, First Bull Run, and Antietam, belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the Civil War.
Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from Miami University. He has worked in higher education for more than three decades as a faculty member and administrator. He is currently President of the College of Southern Maryland.
An avid Civil War historian, Dr. Gottfried is the author of nine books, including: The Battle of Gettysburg: A Guided Tour (1998); Stopping Pickett: The History of the Philadelphia Brigade (1999); Brigades of Gettysburg (2002); Roads to Gettysburg (2002); and Kearny's Own: The History of the First New Jersey Brigade (2005). He is currently working with Theodore P. Savas on a gettysburg Campaign Encyclopedia.
Free Book Talk with Donald A. Hopkins
Sunday, 03/23/2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free Book Talk - March 23 at 2 PM Joine Donald A. Hopkins as he discusses his book Robert E. Lee In War and Peace: Photographs of a Confederate and American Icon Robert E. Lee is well known as a Confederate general and as an educator later in life, but most people are exposed to the same handful of images of one of America’s most famous sons. It has been almost seven decades since anyone has attempted a serious study of Lee in photographs, and with Don Hopkins’s painstakingly researched and lavishly illustrated Robert E. Lee in War and Peace, the wait is finally over. Born in the rural South, Donald A. Hopkins has maintained a fascination with Southern history since he was a child. In addition to published papers in the medical field, he has written several Civil War articles and The Little Jeff: A History of the Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia for which he received the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal. Dr. Hopkins is a surgeon in Gulfport, Mississippi, where he lives with his wife Cindy and their golden retriever Dixie.
Book Talk - Daniel Carroll Toomey
Sunday, 04/06/2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free Book Talk - Daniel Carroll Toomey - The War Came by Train,The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad During the Civil War at 2pm When the Civil War began, railroads in the North were poised to support the Union war effort by moving men and material in volumes and speed never before seen in the history of warfare. One of the leading railroads in the nation, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was located in the South, but economically tied to the North and West. Immediately after the firing on Fort Sumter, the Baltimore and Ohio became the first military objective of the war. Union soldiers arrived at Camden Station on April 19, 1861, following the first land battle of the war that was fought on the streets of Baltimore. The same day Virginia state troops occupied Harpers Ferry where a 1000-foot bridge carried trains over the Potomac River. A month later, a Union regiment commanded by a former B&O employee left the western terminus at Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), to drive off Confederate forces near Grafton. Thus, it can be stated that that the first front of the war was neither a political nor a geographical boundary, but the main line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Dan Toomey will explore this first front concept in depth.
Book Talk - Chris Mackowski
Sunday, 05/18/2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free Book Talk - May 18 at 2:00 PM at the Museum. Meet Author Chris Mackowski and hear about his book The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson.
The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson recounts the events of that fateful night-considered one of the most pivotal moments of the war-and the tense vigil that ensued as Jackson struggled with a foe even he could not defeat. From Guinea Station, where Jackson crosses the river to rest under the shade of the trees, the story follows Jackson's funeral and burial, the strange story of his amputated arm, and the creation and restoration of the building where he died (now known as the Stonewall Jackson Shrine). This newly revised and expanded second edition features more than 50 pages of fresh material, including almost 200 illustrations, maps, and eye-catching photos.
Chris Mackowski is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York. He also works as a historian with the National Park Service at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, where he gives tours at four major Civil War battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania), as well as at the building where Stonewall Jackson died. He’s the author of books on the battles of Chancellorsville and the Wilderness, and his writing has appeared in several national magazines. He blogs regularly for Scholars and Rogues.
Mackowski and White are longtime friends and have co-authored several books together, including The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson and Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg, along with monograph-length articles on the battle of Spotsylvania for Blue & Gray. They have also written for Civil War Times, America’s Civil War, and Hallowed Ground. They are co-founders of the blog, Emerging Civil War