January Events at the Manassas Museum‏

City of Manassas, VA . . . A new exhibit, a free book talk, an event for children and walking tours are on tap in January at the Manassas Museum.

From Jan. 6 – Feb. 12, 2014, see the work of legendary Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herb Block, known as “Herblock,” in this new exhibit at the Manassas Museum called “The Long March.”  The exhibit chronicles the Civil Rights movement, which was one of the Pulitzer Prize winner’s chief concerns.   Block, who died in 2001 after working as a cartoonist for more than 70 years, 50 with the Post, was politically independent and described as “a champion of the little guy.”

Beginning Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., children ages three to five and their caregivers can enjoy songs, stories and crafts with a seasonal theme during Pre-K Tuesdays.  This hour-long program, beginning in January, will be held the first Tuesday of each month.  The cost is $10 per child and registration is recommended.

On Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. join the Manassas Museum for a free Book Talk featuring Robert S. Pohl’s book, Urban Legends & Lore of Washington, D.C.  Being a tour guide in the nation’s capital and an author, Pohl writes about both popular and lesser-known Washington legends and says the capital is home to all manner of colorful rumors and tall tales.  His book takes readers on a tour of the monuments, neighborhood streets and even the Metrostations of the city.

The Manassas National Battlefield visitor center and museum may be closed for renovation this winter, but the Manassas Museum is open to the public with great events, new exhibits, and interpretive tours. Offered every Saturday at 11 a.m., walking tours are included with the price of admission to the Museum.  If the weather does notcooperate on a tour day, talks will be held inside the Museum.

For more information on any of these programs, visit www.manassasmuseum.org.

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Patty Prince
Public Affairs Specialist
City of Manassas, VA

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