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Event Date: June 7th, 2014

 

Celebrate 100 Years of History at the Manassas Heritage Railway Festival, Manassas, VA, June 7th, 2014

 

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Manassas, Virginia, May 20, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - Celebrate the 20th Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival on Saturday, June 7th, from 10 am to 4 pm in Historic Downtown Manassas. This yearís event will feature elaborate railroad displays, kidís rides, and local and professional entertainment. Vendors will be onsite selling model trains, toys, railroad books, train photography and other train paraphernalia.

 

The much anticipated VRE excursion train rides are back, with a special live appearance from a Frozen Princess! The VRE excursions will run at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm from the Manassas Train Depot to Clifton and back. Each trip will last around 40 minutes. Tickets are $5.00 and must be purchased in person at the train depot at 9431 West Street in Historic Downtown Manassas between 9 am and 5 pm, seven days a week.

 

In addition to all of the activities happening outside, the Train Depot will also be celebrating its Centennial Anniversary. In commemoration, the James & Marion Payne Railroad Heritage Gallery will undergo a renovation. The revamp will include new graphics showcasing the rich railway history of Manassas. In 1997, the historic depot was rehabilitated and turned into a Visitor Center and Museum. The "ticket room" was turned into a gallery, housing historical exhibits on the region's railway history. After nearly 18 years and over 100,000 visitors, the gallery remains unchanged. A very special re-dedication of the building will take place Friday, June 6, 2014, to wrap up the anniversary celebration.

 

This event kicks off a summer season of exciting festivals and activities in Historic Downtown Manassas. Sunday June 15th is the 10th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival with over 15 Virginia wineries; Celebrate America on July 4th with one of the largest fireworks displays in Northern Virginia; and Civil War Weekend August 22-24, bringing the history of Manassas to life with civil war demonstrations, a military parade and much more. For more information about the events go to www.visitmanassas.org or www.facebook.com/manassas.


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About Historic Manassas, (HMI), Inc.
Established in 1985, Historic Manassas, Inc. (HMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located at in Old Town Manassas, Va. Its mission is to revitalize, preserve and enhance the economic base that ensures the rich tradition, history and charm of Old Town Manassas, Va. HMI is 25-year accredited member of the Virginia Main Street program which encourages economic development and rejuvenation of old towns in Virginia. Included in Southern Living Magazine and Womanís Day Magazine for places to travel, Old Town Manassas was also listed by Washingtonian Magazine as one of Washington, D.C.ís ďbest places to live.Ē For more information about Historic Manassas, Inc. and details on upcoming community events, visit their web site at
www.visitmanassas.org or call (703)361-6599.   
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Taylor Lenz

Email: tlenz@historicmanassasinc.org

Phone: 703 361 6599

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated. 

 

Historic Manassas, Inc.

9431 West Street, Manassas, Virginia, 20110

Web: www.visitmanassas.org

 

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Celebrate 100 Years of History at the Manassas Heritage Railway Festival, Manassas, VA, June 7th

Celebrate the 20th Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival on Saturday, June 7th, from 10 am to 4 pm in Historic Downtown Manassas. This yearís event will feature elaborate railroad displays, kidís rides, and local and professional entertainment. Vendors will be onsite selling model trains, toys, railroad books, train photography and other train paraphernalia.  The much anticipated VRE excursion train rides are back, with a special live appearance from a Frozen Princess! The VRE excursions will run at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm from the Manassas Train Depot to Clifton and back. Tickets are $5.00 and must be purchased in person at the train depot at 9431 West Street between 9 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. In addition to all of the activities happening outside, the Train Depot will also be celebrating its Centennial Anniversary. In commemoration, the James & Marion Payne Railroad Heritage Gallery will undergo a renovation. The revamp will include new graphics showcasing the rich railway history of Manassas. For more information about the events go to www.visitmanassas.org or www.facebook.com/manassas.

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