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February 2017

Valentine Tea

February 11 @ 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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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 on his recently released book, “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…

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History Talk and Book Signing

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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We sometimes forget that the Civil War played out on the home front as well as on the battlefield. In fact, for Southern civilians, the home front too often became scenes of conflict. Please join us as author Courtney Soling Smith discusses the research that served as the basis for her recently released novel, Lies Based on True Stories. Her talk, “Digging Up History: Uncovering Interesting Facts about Daily Life during the Civil War,” will begin at 1:00 pm and…

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