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February 2018

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 the general public wishing to attend can purchase an annual Park membership starting at $45.00 anytime prior to the event or at the door. Discounted memberships for active duty military, seniors, students and teachers start at $25.00 for a one year membership. Visit our membership page for more options or…

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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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Home School Day

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is offering a special field trip program this May for home school families and associations. Home School Tours at Pamplin Historical Park include educational programs that use fun, participatory learning techniques to teach historical lessons about life in the nineteenth century. Each Home School Tour includes a visit to the award-winning exhibit Duty Called Me Here and two hands-on programs, Plantation Life, and A Civil War Soldier’s Life, led…

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March 2018

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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 has established a new Civil War Roundtable and it’s meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Park’s Education Center. This month John Quarstein, Director Emeritus of The Monitor Center will be speaking on sailor crews of the U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable, founded in 2018, is dedicated to the study, preservation, and discussion of the people and events…

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Breakthrough 5K Trail Run/Walk

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This first time event is a partnership between the Park and Tri-Cities Road Runners. The race will take place on historic Civil War battlefield trails starting at the Hart Farm and finishing at the Freedom Garden. A course map can be viewed here.Top adult overall male and female finishers and top youth finishers, in each age group, will receive awards. The start time is at 9:00 am and race day registration is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. The…

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April 2018

Breakthrough Battlefield Walking Tour

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Park historians as they tour the Breakthrough Battle of April 2nd, 1865 while bringing the conflict and personalities alive for this special experience on the actual battlefield. The tour will begin at the historic Hart Farm which survived the battle and has been restored to it's wartime appearance. After a brief overview of the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns, guests will then embark on a tour of the battlefield to explore the original terrain features while incorporating the history that…

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Home School Day

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is offering a special field trip program this May for home school families and associations. Home School Tours at Pamplin Historical Park include educational programs that use fun, participatory learning techniques to teach historical lessons about life in the nineteenth century. Each Home School Tour includes a visit to the award-winning exhibit Duty Called Me Here and two hands-on programs, Plantation Life, and A Civil War Soldier’s Life, led…

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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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 has established a new Civil War Roundtable and it’s meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Park’s Education Center. This month Chris Mackowski, Co-Editor of the Emerging Civil War Series and author of Combat at Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle will be speaking. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable, founded in 2018, is dedicated to the study, preservation, and discussion of the people and events…

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Breakthrough Living History Weekend

April 7 @ 9:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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  Join us as we remember the 153rd Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. The Park hosts a full schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors each day. Visitors will have the opportunity to drill with the troops, cook soldier’s food, watch battle demonstrations, learn about etiquette and period clothing and listen to period music and more. All programs and activities are included with Park admission. Call (804)…

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May 2018

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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 has established a new Civil War Roundtable and it’s meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Park’s Education Center. This month Brian Steel Wills, Professor of History at Kennesaw St. Univ., Inglorious Passages: Non-Combat Deaths in the Civil War, will be speaking and hosting a book signing. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable, founded in 2018, is dedicated to the study, preservation, and…

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