The 18th annual Railway Festival is this weekend in Old Town Manassas.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Gibson
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The 18th annual Railway Festival is this weekend in Old Town Manassas. The all-day event is fun for the whole family and there's no admission charge. Visitors will have access to 20 vendors, train and rail advocacy group displays, antique farm equipment, live entertainment for adults and kids, and more. "I recommend that everyone, both the young and young-at-heart, consider attending the event," said Manassas resident and rail advocate Daniel Peacock. Entertainment on the main stage includes country and blue grass performances by Idle Time Band, Nicholls Brothers and Folsom Prisoners. There's also a 'Kids Stage' where local groups from Showcase Dance Studio, Manassas Martial Arts, Bull Run and Calico Cloggers and others are set to …
The sculpture is a way to brand the state's tourism campaign and connect visitors to Manassas' railroad and Civil War history.
The LOVE letter sculpture that will decorate the Manassas Museum lawn for several months is a collaboration between the local museum system and Historic Manassas, Inc., (HMI). Museum staff unveiled the sculpture on Wednesday. It has a railroad theme depicted by local artist and Manassas Museum Visitors Services Aide Nancy Mitchell. It has letters that spell the word 'LOVE,' which are painted blue and gray to reflect the area’s Civil War heritage. The word LOVE will be mounted on train flat car, with a rail and train installed on the letter “O” to represent the area’s railway heritage. The sculpture is a way to brand the state’s tourism marketing campaign, “Virginia Is for Lovers” while also connecting visitors to Manassas' strong role in…