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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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Breakthrough Trail 5K at Pamplin

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This 2nd Annual Breakthrough Trail 5K event is a partnership between the Park and Tri-Cities Road Runners. The race will take place on historic Civil War battlefield trails starting at the Hart Farm and finishing at the Freedom Garden. Top adult overall male and female finishers and top youth finishers, in each age group, will receive awards. The start time is at 9:00 am and race day registration is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Runner and walker registrations postmarked by…

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Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

March 30 @ 9:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us as we remember the 154th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle, which ended the 292-day Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Petersburg and Richmond. A mere seven days later the surrender took place at Appomattox. This weekend the Park will host a full schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors each day. Visitors will have the opportunity to drill with the troops, watch battle demonstrations, discover what Civil War surgery was like, learn about etiquette and…

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Breakthrough Luncheon with Peter Carmichael

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Dr. Peter S. Carmichael will speak at a special luncheon during the Park’s Breakthrough Battle Anniversary Weekend on March 30th at noon. Carmichael will discuss his latest book and share some of his research on the Petersburg Campaign.  Attendees will have an opportunity to read and raise questions about some of the sources he utilized for his new book The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies. Reservations for this author luncheon…

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April 2019

Breakthrough Walking Tour

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join Park historians as they tour the Breakthrough Battle of April 2nd, 1865 while bringing the conflict and personalities alive for this special experience on the actual battlefield. The tour will begin at The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. After a brief overview of the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns, guests will then embark on a tour of the battlefield to explore the original terrain features while incorporating the history that unfolded on this National Landmark site resulting in…

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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

April 4 @ 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 Gerald Prokopowicz of East Carolina University as he talks about “Frequently Asked Questions (and why they matter) about Abraham Lincoln". Dr. Prokopowicz is a teacher of American history who holds a law degreee from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He is the author of Did Lincoln Own Slaves?: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Abraham Lincoln and All for the Regiment: The Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862 and is also the online…

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Park Day 2019

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This annual event is sponsored by the Civil War Trust and brings history enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation’s heritage not only preserved, but pristine. Join the Pamplin Historical Park team to help beautify aspects of our 424-acre park. Volunteers should meet at The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier (Park Entrance) dressed in work attire. Water, gloves, and eye protection will be provided to volunteers. Pre-registration is required. For more information and pre-registration call…

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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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Fundraiser Dinner

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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