Events for Sunday, May 27, 2012 thru Saturday, June 02, 2012
LOVE Sculpture Unveiling
Wednesday, 05/30/2012 3:00 PM
LOVE Sculpture Unveiling - Wednesday, May 30, 3 p.m.
Don’t miss the chance to read a LOVE letter on The Manassas Museum lawn this summer.
The LOVE letter sculpture that will decorate the lawn is a collaboration between the museum and Historic Manassas, Inc., and is thanks to a Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) grant awarded to the museum. It will be unveiled on Wednesday, May 30 at 3 p.m. on the museum lawn.
The LOVE theme is an ongoing marketing tool used by the VTC, which has long branded the state’s tourism marketing campaign with the slogan “Virginia Is for Lovers.” The current marketing campaign promotes the theme “LOVE is at the heart of every Virginia vacation.”
A traveling LOVE sculpture which has appeared at visitor’s centers and tourist attractions across the state has become a magnet for photographs and brought attention to the state’s attractions. VTC sponsored a limited number of $1,200 grants like the one awarded to the museum so that organizations might construct their own LOVE letter attractions.
The six-foot-tall LOVE letters set to appear on the museum lawn are painted blue and gray to reflect the area’s Civil War heritage, and will be mounted on a train flat car, with a rail and train installed on the letter “O” to represent the area’s railway heritage. Mark Olsen, President of HMI’s board and a Manassas Historic Resources Board member, is donating his time and talents to the construction, and museum and city public works crews will finish and install the sculpture. It will remain in place until the end of 2012.
Historic Manassas, Inc. - Thursday, 05/31/2012 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Come out and enjoy our producer only Farmer's Market. Buy Fresh! Buy Local!
Historic Manassas, Inc. - Saturday, 06/02/2012 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Come visit our market with over thirty vendors! Buy Fresh!
18th Annual Manassas Railway Festival
Historic Manassas, Inc. - Saturday, 06/02/2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE MAP OF THE FESTIVAL!
The 18th Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival is a family celebration of the rich railway history that Manassas has to offer. Manassas Junction was the site of both the 1st and 2nd Battles of Manassas during the Civil War and of the nation’s first military railroad. Attracting over 30,000 individuals from the MD, DC, and Northern Virginia areas, Festival attendees can enjoy a day of train fun for the whole family.
Attendees can enjoy elaborate model train displays, live music (Country to Blue Grass), performances by community groups, inflatables, vendors specializing in train memorabilia, or take an excursion ride on the VRE!
Scenic Excursion Train Rides (to Clifton and back) will be available for purchase at the Manassas Train Depot (9431 West Street) starting on Monday, April 30th (M-F, 9AM-5PM). All trains board 10 minutes prior to train times. Everyone boarding the train will need a ticket.
Train Ride Times:
Tickets are $5.00 each (Cash/Check/Charge). All checks should be made out to Historic Manassas, Inc.
The Idle Time Band
The Nicholls Brothers
KID STAGE SCHEDULE
Bull Run Cloggers and the Calico Cloggers
Manassas Martial Arts
G.I.F.T.S. Dance Group
Showcase Dance Studio
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Sarah McHugh, HMI Event Coordinator at 703.361.6599 or email email@example.com. Click here to read about our Sponsorship Packages!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL
Thank you to our Friends of the Festival!
ABS Graphics & Advertising
Beach Financial & Insurance Professionals LLC
Bennett House B&B
Chip Rohr's Soccer Camp
Creative Brush Studio
East to West Embroidery
Fiducial Business Center, Inc.
Loveless Porter Architects
Lucky Dog Grooming
Magnificent Belly Dance, LLC
Manassas Junction Bed and Breakfast
M & T Bank
Wallace S. Covington
Weer Rector Commercial Real Estate Service, Inc.
Weimer & Boyce
Whitts Harley Davidson
Willow Oak Art & Design