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April 2017

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

April 1
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 including a special talk by Historian Michael McCarthy, "Confederate Waterloo: The Battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865." A Special Schedule of events will be available to guests who register in advance, and will include guaranteed seating at Michael McCarthy's talk, a boxed lunch, and a guided walking tour of the Union…

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12th Annual Spring Tour: Defending Richmond

April 27 - April 30

Join A. Wilson Greene and local historians as we examine the various efforts to capture the Confederate capital. Highlights include visits to the Seven Days Battlefields, North Anna, Haw’s Shop, Totopotomoy Creek, and Cold Harbor. We will also explore the Confederate defenses north of the James and at Drewry’s Bluff. Also on the agenda are visits to the White House of the Confederacy, Tredegar Iron Works, and Belle Isle Prison. Please click here for a flyer with additional details.

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May 2017

Mother’s Day Tea

May 13
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Bring Mom for a special treat the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Hosted by our living history interpreters, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of gourmet teas and tasty treats while learning 19th-century ladies traditions, etiquette, parlor games, and antebellum society life. Reservations required. Payment must be made in advance, $20 for Park Members and $24 for non-members.  Seatings at 10:00am and 2:00pm.  Space is limited.

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Memorial Day Commemoration

May 29
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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On Monday, May 29th, join us for the Walk of Honor, a guided tour focusing on specific soldiers who fought and sacrificed in the area of the Breakthrough. Get a taste of what life was really like during the Civil War. See the Park’s Memorial Day ceremony, including an artillery firing, color guard, and the playing of Taps. All events and activities included with Park admission.

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July 2017

Independence Day

July 4
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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On Tuesday, 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. 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. There will also be a special History Talk entitled "The Civil War and the Fourth of July" by Dr. Paul Quigley, the James I. Roberson Associate…

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Teacher’s Institute

July 10 - July 14

This summer program specially-designed for educators to study slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction through courses that combine engaging classroom learning with guided tours and hands-on activities. This 5-day program is worth 30 VDOE professional development points. 2017 Teacher's Institute topic: “Practical Applications for Teaching Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.” Reservations required.  Cost is $179 for Park Members, $199 for non-members.  Continental Breakfast is included each morning.  Lunch is on your own.  Space is limited.

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October 2017

Art on the Battlefield

October 14
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Painting, drawing, photography has traditionally been a significant part of capturing history, particularly that of the Civil War. We continue this artistic tradition by inviting artists to find inspiration at our battlefields and historic homes. Artists will be working all over the Park throughout day. Free admission for participating artists. Pre-registration is encouraged.

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21st Annual Civil War Symposium: Generals We Love to Hate

October 20 - October 22
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Seven outstanding scholars discuss topics surrounding these controversial and contentious Civil War Generals. Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Reservations are required. Featured speakers: Steve Engle, Florida Atlantic University General Don Carlos Buell A. Wilson Greene, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier General Ambrose Burnside John Hennessey, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park General Joseph Hooker Sam Hood, Huntington, West Virginia General John Bell Hood Brian Jordan, Sam Houston State University General Benjamin Butler George…

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Voices from the Shadows

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Experience the Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour of the Park’s historical sites. Listen to haunting stories from the 19th century as you embark on a hair-raising tour by lantern light. Reservations required.

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Voices from the Shadows

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Experience the Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour of the Park’s historical sites. Listen to haunting stories from the 19th century as you embark on a hair-raising tour by lantern light. Reservations required.

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