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PERMIT NO. 724
Most of us weren't around during the "Roaring Twenties," but history
shares that it was a decade of widespread prosperity and economic
growth. Cheers to the 21st-century "Twenties"--perhaps with help from
businesses like the two described below--they will go down in the books
as the "Soaring Twenties!"
Music has evolved a lot in the past century, and
Music keeps up with the times. Erich Russek Robbins
originally opened his shop in Clifton (where they still have
space for lessons) but eventually outgrew it and moved
to its current location in Old Town Manassas. Guitars and
other string instruments take up a lot of space, but there's
so much more that goes on here!
Store manager Julie Villavicencio notes that in addition to selling
instruments, accessories, and sheet music, they rent a full range of band
instruments and offer instrument repair services. Their private lessons in
voice, band and orchestra instruments, piano, and of course, guitar and
ukulele continue to expand--they currently have nearly 100 students.
Julie notes that because they have so many youth students, their hope
is to get some of them to form bands. Who knows? There could be some
future famous names among them! To learn more, call
A visit to the Manassas Museum and
Echoes, its tastefully appointed
gift shop, offers a view of memories of the past that date
well before the Roaring Twenties--more than 60 years
prior in fact. Shop manager Danay Lewis explains that
they strive to tie shop items to museum exhibits, many
of which focus on the Civil War. History buffs will love
browsing books, including one on Jennie Dean, the
determined slave who persevered to make life better for
African Americans throughout Northern Virginia.
You can also fi nd a host of memorabilia items--Civil War fi gurines,
collectible cannons, reproductions of the Stone House, which still stands
today in Manassas National Battlefi eld Park, and much more--new items
come in frequently. In addition, plans are already underway to celebrate
the museum's 50th anniversary in 2023, which coincides with the City of
Manassas' 150th anniversary! There will surely be some exciting events
planned, so stay tuned. To learn more, call
THE 21ST-CENTURY TWENTIES ARE HERE!
~ Nancy Griffi n-Bonnaire
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