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February 2018

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: 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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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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May 2018

Memorial Day Commemoration

May 28
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
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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December 2018

Tea & Tidings

December 8 @ 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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