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May 2021

“We Fight for Our Rights” Temporary Exhibit

May 31 @ 9:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This new exhibit tells the story of the both the enslaved and free African-Americans who fought for freedom during the American Civil War and their impact on later contributions through the 20th century. The exhibit focuses on the USCT or United States Colored Troops who were formerly enslaved and free African-Americans who joined the Union Army in their fight to end slavery and preserve the Union. It is estimated that approximately 180,000 men rose to join the fight in the…

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August 2021

Roundtable: The Fight for the Old North State

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker Hampton Newsome will discuss the fighting and struggles during the Civil War in North Carolina in his presentation titled, “The Fight for the Old North State.” In early January of 1864, Confederate General Robert E. Lee would write a dispatch that set into motion one of the the last Confederate offensives of the war. Lee had written to Confederate president Jefferson Davis " The time is at hand when, if an attempt can be made to capture the enemy's…

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September 2021

Roundtable: The Lawrence, Kansas Massacre

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join speaker Matthew Hulbert, the author of five books will discuss "The Lawrence, Kansas Massacre". The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month 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 more information. The…

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Fall Homeschool Day

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park is offering its annual Fall Homeschool Day on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. Students will be led by an experienced park educator through three of our programs: "Why They Fought," an interactive program which gives students a better understanding about why the nation divided and came to war; "Civil War Battles," which examines the changes in strategy and tactics of battles as the conflict wore on, with an examination of the April 2,…

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War in the Pacific Living History Event

September 25 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This living history event brings to life the experiences of fighting in the Pacific Theater and the home front during World War II. Guests will have the opportunity to learn from living historians portraying soldiers who fought in the Pacific Theater and about a number of different aspects of a soldier’s life to include weapons, signals and communications, and tactical demonstrations. Impressions will range from U.S. Army and Marines to those of British and Russian allies. Civilian living historians will…

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October 2021

Roundtable: Fredericksburg’s Forgotten Fight

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join speaker Frank O'Reilly who will discuss "Fredericksburg's Forgotten Fight". The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month 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 more information. The health and safety of visitors…

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Symposium 2021 Special Tour

October 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Join Pamplin Historical Park’s Executive Director, Jerry “Dez” Desmond, and park historian, Tim Talbott, as we explore events in June of 1862 when 105,000 Union soldiers prepared to lay siege to the Confederate capital, Richmond, and end the Civil War. Seizing the initiative, new appointed Confederate commander, Robert E. Lee, lashed out at the Federals, resulting in the Seven Days Battle. The tour will leave from the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier at Pamplin Historical Park promptly at…

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25th Anniversary Civil War Symposium: The Magnificent 7

October 15 @ 9:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Park Members pay $315 per person and non-members pay $349. The price includes all lectures, the Friday night reception, two mid-morning coffee breaks, two lunches, and the Saturday night banquet. Space is limited and reservations are required. A letter of confirmation will be sent to registrants. Speakers & Topics Include: Dr. Peter S. Carmichael, Director, Civil War Institute Gettysburg College "Silencing War Crimes: The 1864 Hicksford Raid" Mr. John Coski, American Civil War Museum "Hunter Davidson, U.S.N., C.S.N., etc., etc.,…

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November 2021

Roundtable: George G. Meade at Petersburg

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join speaker John Selby as he discusses "George G. Meade at Petersburg." The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month 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 more information. The health and safety…

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Annual Breakthrough Trail 5K

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This annual event is a partnership between the Park and Tri-Cities Road Runners. The race will take place on historic Civil War battlefield trails starting and ending at the Hart Farm located at 6619 Duncan Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803. The race course will guide participants through the Civil War Breakthrough Battlefield trails which ended the 292 day siege of Petersburg featuring a beautiful landscape with original earthworks from the decisive battle. Participants will enjoy the safety of a course run…

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