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March 2019

25th Anniversary Photo Contest

March 10 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is launching a “25th Anniversary Photo Contest” to celebrate 25 years of education and preservation. The contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 years of age and above.  This contest provides an opportunity for entrants to capture the natural beauty of the 424-acre park and its historic structures and battlefield. One of the most well know photographers in history, Mathew Brady once said, “My greatest aim has…

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May 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join this month's guest speaker Barton Meyers, Associate Professor of History at Washington and Lee University as he talks about “The Guerrilla Hunters”. Dr. Myers completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in History at the University of Georgia and was the Miller Postdoctoral Fellow in Military History 2009-10 at Cornell. Myers is the author of the award-winning Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty, and Guerrilla Violence in a Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865, Rebels against the Confederacy: North Carolina's Unionists and The guerrilla hunters: Irregular conflicts during…

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Mother’s Day Tea

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for this Mother's Day for great tea and gourmet treats shared with your special mom as you learn about the historical importance of helping mom around the house and how it's still relevant today. Take this special opportunity to celebrate your one and only mom and remember what Abraham Lincoln once said, "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." The Mother's Day Tea will only be offered one afternoon, May 11 from 2:00…

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25th Park Anniversary Celebration

May 26 @ 9:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for a celebration to remember what began in 1991 as a historic preservation effort, which resulted in a phone call and the multi-million dollar Pamplin Historical Park that you see and experience today. Activities will be taking place each day. Sunday begins with the opening of the new 25th Anniversary Exhibit featuring artifacts not previously seen by the public. Families will enjoy children's book readings, a period baseball game, a period dance school, scavenger hunt and crafts. A special…

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Memorial Day

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 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 will offer a full schedule of daily programs on Memorial Day, Monday May 27. 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 hear Jake Wynn, Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, speak about Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office…

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June 2019

I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

June 25 @ 9:00 am - June 26 @ 4:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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During this two-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that…

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July 2019

Independence Day

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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On Thursday, 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. 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 activities included with Park admission.

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I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 4:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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During this two-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that…

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September 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join this month's guest speaker Caroline Janney, Professor of History of American Civil War at the University of Virginia as she talks about “We Were Not Paroled: The Surrender of Lee's Men beyond Appomattox Court House”. Dr. Janney is the director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia . A graduate of the University of Virginia’s doctoral program, Janney most recently taught at Purdue University. She is the author of two outstanding works…

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October 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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October's Round Table guest speaker is the nationally recognized award-winning author and historian Ed Bearss. Mr. Bearss will be speaking on the April 1, 1865, Battle of Five Forks.United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, is a military historian and author known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II eras. He is a popular tour guide of historic battlefields for The Smithsonian Associates. He served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994 and is currently…

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