Manassas National Battlefield Park
First Battle of Manassas: 150th Anniversary The National Park Service invites the public to commemorate this historic occasion by visiting Manassas National Battlefield Park and participating in a variety of
special programs and activities on July 21 – 24, 2011.
The commemorative program will open Thursday, July 21 with a ceremony featuring public remarks by dignitaries; a historical address by Dr. Edward L. Ayers, President of the University of Richmond; and music by the Quantico Marine Corps Band. Programs continue through the weekend, with special ranger tours of the battlefield, living history and historic weapons demonstrations, exhibits, lectures, and music, all to help visitors better understand the crucial Civil War period in American history.