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October 2019

23rd Annual Civil War Symposium

October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for the 23rd Annual Civil War Symposium at Pamplin Historical Park in 2019 and hear from some of the nation's greatest Civil War scholars as they talk about "Small Battles, Big Results". The authors and topics are as follows: Mr. Peter Cozzens - Battle of Iuka Mr. Jerry Desmond - Battle of Ringgold Mr. Rod Gragg - Battle of Fort Fisher Mr. Jeff Hunt - Battle of Mine Run Mr. James Morgan - Battle of Ball's Bluff Dr.…

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Voices from the Shadows

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - October 26 @ 8:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Costumed guides portraying “agents of death” will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic park and Breakthrough Battlefield. At each stop, guests will encounter an escaped prisoner on the run, a guard on picket duty being ambushed, a surgeon performing grisly work in a field hospital and more. These and other ghouls will recount their stories and share some of the more macabre and spirit-filled folklore from the past.  Tours will be accompanied by sights and sounds…

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Trick-or-Treat

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park invites guests for a fun day of history and trick-or-treats. The fun starts on October 26th from 10 am until 4 pm. Come dressed in costume and get half off admission for adults and free admission for children. Be on the lookout for candy stops throughout the museum! As a reminder, weapons of any kind are prohibited with the costume.

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Halloween Tea

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This Halloween have a hauntingly good time while enjoying great tea and treats. Learn about the historical importance of 19th century Victorian mourning traditions, and mourning attire while enjoying fall themed refreshments. Hear about some of the many terrifying urban legends from the Victorian era. Many of these legends were loosely based in fact and then propelled into a contentiousness of fear. Take this opportunity to experience what Edgar Allan Poe described as, “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at…

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November 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

November 7 @ 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 Hampton Newsome as he talks about  “Grant's Sixth Petersburg Offensive”. Newsome is an attorney who lives in Arlington, Virginia. Newsome has written two books titled; The Fight for the Old North State: The Civil War in North Carolina, January-May 1864 and Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Pettersburg Campaign, October 1864. the He is also an editor of Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet…

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Veterans Day

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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December 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us as we welcome Stephen Davis who currently serves as the Book Review editor  for the Civil War News. His presentation is titled, “Hood's Flank Attack at Atlanta, July 22, 1864: Why Jackson's Flank Attack at Chancellorsville Succeeded, and Hood's Did Not.” Steve has been a Civil War buff since the 4th grade. He attended Emory University, and studied under the renowned Civil War historian Bell Wiley. After a Master’s degree in American history from the University of North Carolina…

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Tea & Tidings

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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A gourmet Holiday tea and tasty treats await adult guests as they enjoy period music while being taught 19th Century etiquette by ladies and gentlemen in period dress. Participants will also learn about the customs and stories of the season during the Civil War era.  

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January 2020

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

January 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Speakers William Waldrop and Mike Nusbaum will discuss “The CSS Richmond”. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month (except June, July, and August) at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already members of Pamplin Historical Park can become members of PCWRT for $20.00. Non-members can attend for $5.00 each meeting. Call (804) 861-2408 for…

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February 2020

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Speaker Chris Bingham will discuss “The United States Colored Troops at Appomattox”. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month (except June, July, and August) at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already members of Pamplin Historical Park can become members of PCWRT for $20.00. Non-members can attend for $5.00 each meeting. Call (804) 861-2408…

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