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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. Live music and a period fashion show are new additions for attendees to enjoy. 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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Home School Day

May 23 @ 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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Memorial Day Commemoration

May 29
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 29. 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 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. 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. There will also…

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September 2017

War upon Our Border: Two Ohio Valley Communities Navigate the Civil War – Book Signing & Lecture

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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The American Civil War played out in countless communities across the divided nation. How those locales experienced the conflict depended on many factors other than just geography. Come hear Stephen Rockenbach, Professor of History at Virginia State University, discuss how Corydon, Indiana, and Frankfort, Kentucky, evolved over the conflict’s four years due to the turmoil and social upheaval that the Civil War brought to these two towns. A limited amount of copies of Dr. Rockenbach’s book will be available for purchase…

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$1 Admission Weekend

September 23 @ 9:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 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 celebrating Museum Weekend on September 23-24, 2017 with $1.00 general admission. Why would a world-class museum reduce its admission to just $1.00? Some residents in the region say that they’ve never visited the Park, even if they’ve lived in the area for some time. This reduced admission rate will allow the entire community an opportunity to access this amazing facility and share in our rich national history…

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Meade and Lee After Gettysburg Book Signing

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join author Jeffrey Hunt as he speaks about his recently published book: Meade and Lee After Gettysburg: The Forgotten Final Stage of the Gettysburg Campaign, from Falling Waters to Culpeper Court House, July 14-31, 1863 at Pamplin Historical Park. The period of the Civil War in Virginia sandwiched between the traditional ending date of the Gettysburg Campaign and the arrival of U. S. Grant is routinely overlooked. The operations conducted during that period have been overshadowed by the bloodshed in Pennsylvania, the…

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Round Ball to Rim Fire

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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The eighty years between the American Revolution and the beginning of the Civil War saw significant developments in weapons technology. These changes affected the range and accuracy as well the dependability of the weapon that the American soldier carried into battle. Come hear Park historian and period weapons expert Gary Helm trace these developments as demonstrated on working reproduction firearms from the Civil War era. Included with regular paid Park admission of free with Park membership.

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October 2017

“Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up” Book Signing with Doug Crenshaw

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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In the summer of 1862, with the eastern Confederate army on its heels, and the Union army nearing the Southern nation’s capital city, a dramatic turn occurred with a series of battles. Come out and hear historian and author Doug Crenshaw describe these fights in which Robert E. Lee took command of the newly named Army of Northern Virginia and aggressively attacked Gen. George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac. After the presentation, Mr. Crenshaw will be signing copies of his…

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“Midnight In America” Book Signing Event with Jonathan White

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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The Civil War brought many forms of upheaval to America, not only in waking hours but also in the dark of night. Sleeplessness plagued the Union and Confederate armies, and dreams of war glided through the minds of Americans in both the North and South. Sometimes their nightly visions brought the horrors of the conflict vividly to life. But for others, nighttime was an escape from the hard realities of life and death in wartime. Come out and hear historian…

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