The National Park Service, Manassas National Battlefield Park will adjust the schedule of programs for the 150th Anniversary of First Manassas on Saturday, July 23, 2011, due to forecast heat and weather conditions.
There will be a Musket Firing Demonstration at 11:00 a.m. and an Artillery Firing Demonstration at 1:00 p.m. The rest of the musket and artillery demonstrations have been cancelled. The Quantico Marine Corps Band will not be playing the 7:00 p.m. concert. That concert will feature the Fort McHenry Guard Fife and Drum Corps.
All other programs, including the 2:00 p.m. interpretive program “The Robinson Farm, an African American Family Caught in the Crossfire” and the 6:00 pm lecture by National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus Edwin Bearss, will occur as scheduled. The National Park Service Visitor Center, Henry House, Stone House, and Brawner Farm House will remain open. The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile Exhibition will remain open. The bus shuttle will operate from the National Park Service field at Chinn Ridge to the Northern Virginia Community College and then to the Visitor Center and other program areas. Follow signs to the parking area access road opposite the park Visitor Center entrance drive.
For up to date information on events on the battlefield visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/mana or call the toll free information lines 855-305-5947 and 855-576-1335.
For information on the reenactment being held on private land outside the park visit www.manassasbullrun.com.