Manassas Battlefield Trust to Host Inaugural Leadership Reception
The Manassas Battlefield Trust, official non-profit philanthropic partner of the Manassas National Battlefield Park, will host its Inaugural Leadership Reception on Oct. 24, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 p. m. The evening program at the Henry Hill Visitors Center in the Park will offer an exclusive showing of rare Civil War artifacts from the Battles of 1st and 2nd Manassas (1861-1862) not on display to the general public. The highlight of the evening will be a presentation by renowned historian Dr. Gary Gallagher, Professor of History and Director of the John L. Nau III Civil War Center at the University of Virginia. Attendees will include prominent business leaders and noted historians, such as Edwin Bearss, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service and currently its Historian Emeritus. The Trust is also pleased to announce that Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA10), a strong supporter of historic preservation in our National Parks, will attend and offer remarks.
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