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February 2018

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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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 lives. The Roundtable seeks to provide a more thorough understanding of this era and to better inform citizens of today. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month (except June, July,…

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Black History Month at Pamplin: Elizabeth Keckley

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join Wayne Tucker as he speaks on the intriguing life of Elizabeth Keckley. Keckley was born enslaved and lived in Dinwiddie County and Petersburg as a young girl. She eventually purchased her freedom with her seamstress skills after being moved to Missouri. With her freedom, she became the premier dress maker in Washington D.C., just before and during the Civil War. Keckley’s impressive work led to her selection as the personal White House dressmaker, close friend, and confidante of Mrs.…

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Valentine Tea

February 10 @ 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. Park Members $20 Non-Park Members $24 Reservations required by Feb. 7, 2018. Seating at 2:00 pm.

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Black History Month at Pamplin: Sojourner Truth

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Charmaine Crowell-White will provide a first-person portrayal of famed abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth. Born Isabella in the late 1790s, in New York State, Truth escaped to freedom and became a noted champion of human rights. Black History Month events are included with regular paid Park admission or active Park memberships.

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Black History Month at Pamplin: African-American Genealogy Workshop

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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  "Beyond Harriet Tubman and Booker T. Washington - Uncovering Your Own Black History." African-American genealogy workshop led by Natonne Elaine Kemp.

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Pamplin Members Gala

February 23 @ 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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Black History Month at Pamplin: Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Dr. Kelley Deetz will speak on her recently published book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine. A limited number of books will be available for purchase and signing. Following Dr. Deetz’s talk, Wisteria Perry will provide a tour of the recreated Tudor Hall kitchen quarter and explain how plantation kitchens functioned. Black History Month events are included with regular paid Park admission or active Park memberships.

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March 2018

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

March 1 @ 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 lives.…

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April 2018

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

April 5 @ 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 lives.…

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Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

April 7
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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