Events and Programs

 2018 Calendar of Events




November 30 - December 31 
Deck the Halls Museum

Kindergartners and first graders at Round Elementary School mount a special holiday exhibit of decorated trees. Each classroom selected a book and created ornaments for their tree based on the themes and ideas from the story.

December 5 - February 24, 2019
New Exhibit: True Sons of Freedom
This show is a photographic exhibition that features images of African-American soldiers form Virginia who served in World War I.
December 12-16
December 12-16; all ages; free
Winter Wonderland Model Train Show

Relive the wonder of childhood holidays at the Winter Wonderland Model Train Show on the third floor of the Center for the Arts at the Historic Candy Factory, 9419 Battle St. The National Capital Trackers set up their O gauge trains amid an elaborate winter fantasy background for the annual display. 
December 12, Wednesday 5 - 8 p.m.;
December 13, Thursday 5 - 8 p.m.;
December 14 Friday 5 - 8 p.m.;
December 15 Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
December 16, Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Coming in 2019
January 9
3 p.m.; free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series
The Manassas City Police do a LOT more for the community in addition to patrolling the streets and keeping people safe.  Join a representative of the force to learn ways they help make Manassas a better place and how you can lend a hand.
February 1
6 - 9 p.m.; free
Souper Bowl
Join us on First Friday as we host one of Historic Downtown Manassas restaurants to compete in the fifth annual Souper Bowl!  $10 for unlimited soup samples.  For more information visit
April 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019
New Exhibit: Hispanic Culture
Produced in partnership with the local Hispanic community, this exhibit with a modern day theme will examine such topics as music, food, holiday traditions and other subjects important to the local community.
September 27, 2019 - February 20, 2020
New Exhibit: Native Americans
Produced specifically for the 400th anniversary of the founding of the colony at Jamestown, this exhibit will look at the first inhabitants of this area, the Native peoples that lived here. Sections will include a reproduction Yeehawken for children to experience, an explanation of the hunter-gathering lifestyle practiced by the Native American, and the various roles men, women and children played in the family unit.