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January 2018

Petersburg Civil War Roundtable at Pamplin

January 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier has established a new Civil War Roundtable and it’s first meeting will be held on January 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Park’s Education Center. The mission of the Petersburg Civil War Roundtable is to serve as a community facilitator for the dissemination and discussion of historical topics related to the Civil War era. This period’s military, social, economic, and political historical relevance is clearly apparent in our present…

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February 2018

Valentine Tea

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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At Pamplin Historical Park’s Valentine Tea ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th-century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet tea and snacks. Attendees will also learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and traditions of romantic courtship during the Civil War era. Reservations required. Seating at 2:00pm.

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Pamplin Members Gala

February 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is hosting its first 2018 Membership Gala. Park members are invited to RSVP by February 20, 2018 and those wishing to attend can purchase a Park membership anytime prior to the event or at the door. Call (804) 861-2408. The evening will feature a State of the Park address by Executive Director, Jerry ‘Dez’ Desmond, door prizes, raffle items, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and an open bar,…

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April 2018

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

April 8, 2018
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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  Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers as we remember the historic Battle of the Breakthrough. The Park hosts a full schedule of events for walk-in visitors. Details TBA

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May 2018

Memorial Day Commemoration

May 28, 2018
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will offer a full schedule of daily programs on Memorial Day, Monday May 28. The Park will open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and activities are included with regular museum admission. A special Memorial Day program will begin at 12:30 p.m. During this program, visitors will learn about a number of specific soldiers and their personal experiences during the Civil War. These “One Soldier’s Civil War” stories…

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July 2018

Independence Day

July 4, 2018
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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On Wednesday, July 4th, come for an Independence Day tribute. See an artillery firing and color guard demonstration. Join us for living history programs and demonstrations by costumed interpreters. The Haversacks & Hardtack String Band will also perform Civil War era songs and ballads from 12:00 -1:00 pm in the Battlefield Center See what life was really like for the common Civil War soldier, or explore what life was really like on an authentic 19th century plantation. All events and…

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October 2018

22nd Annual Civil War Symposium: First Ladies of Civil War History

October 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park’s First All-Female Civil War Panel Speakers & Topics Dr. Anne Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman’s March and America Dr. Carol Berkin, Baruch College, City University of New York Civil War Wives: The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld,Varina Howell Davis and Julia Dent Grant Dr. Lesley J. Gordon, University of Alabama General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend Dr. Margaret Creighton, Bates College, Maine The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten…

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December 2018

Tea & Tidings

December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet holiday tea and tasty treats.   Attendees will also learn about the history and customs of the season during the Civil War era, including traditional Christmas carols and stories accompanied by festive music.   Children and adults will have the opportunity to visit with a period Thomas Nast Santa while sharing desires for holiday gift wishes.   Children can participate in a 'make your…

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