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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 Celebration

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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As essayist John Burroughs stated "That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges." In the spirit of Burroughs' quote, Pamplin Historical Park staff will offer multiple programs throughout the day, to include presentations of 1856 Independence Day campaign speeches and a ceremony with a cannon fire salute. Families are invited to participate in 19th century games such as a sack race and 3-legged race among others to be held on…

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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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From Forests to Fields

July 20 @ 10:30 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us as we explore the mid-19th century efforts to use wood in civilian products and military construction on July 20-21, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Programs will include several 30-minute woodworking demonstrations at both the Tudor Hall Plantation and the Military Encampment areas. These programs will occur multiple times daily, so that visitors will have several opportunities to view them regardless of when they arrive. Staff in period attire at Tudor Hall will demonstrate woodworking skills and…

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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".  Mr. Bearss is a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a military historian and author known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II eras. He is also a popular tour guide of historic battlefields for The Smithsonian Associates. Bearss served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981…

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Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm attendees can enjoy live music combining a mix of country, folk and top 40 selections. Breweries  and various wineries will provide tasting samples. Food and craft vendors will also be present to satisfy any hunger while providing opportunities to purchase locally made products to take home. Tasting tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the gate. Each ticket includes five beer tastings and five wine tastings, along with a collectible beer cup and…

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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 civilians and soldiers who worked, fought and died at the historic site or in the local area. 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 that heighten the senses while breaking the…

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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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