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November 2018

Slavery & Freedom: Lectures & Book Signing

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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“Who freed the slaves?” Since the end of the Civil War this complex question is one that many people have sought to answer definitively. Often due to the many different ways that Americans remember the process of emancipation, its answer remains elusive. However, thinking about this significant question opens opportunities for learning about different historical perspectives. Come hear Tim Talbott ponder this question and explore the possible answers at 1:00 p.m. A second speaker, Eugene Meyer will speak at 2:00…

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December 2018

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier has established a new Civil War Roundtable and it’s meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Park’s Education Center. This month Johnathan Noyalas, Director of the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University will speak on Unionist spy Rebecca Wright, "That Woman Was Worth a Whole Brigade": Rebecca Wright, Tom Laws, and the Beginning of Sheridan's 1864 Shenandoah Campaign. The Petersburg Civil…

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Tea & Tidings

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th century etiquette such as "At breakfast or tea, if your seat is at the head of the table, you must, before taking anything upon your own plate, fill a cup for each one of the family, and pass them round, being careful to suit each one in the preparation of the cup, that none may return to you for more tea, water, sugar, or milk." While learning about the higher points…

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A Christmas Past

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Experience the splendor of a 19th century Christmas on December 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Families will enjoy the opportunity for children to meet a ‘Thomas Nast’ Santa Claus including photo opportunities and the chance to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Thomas Nast is considered to be the “Father of the American Cartoon” and among his most notable works is his creation of the modern version of Santa Claus. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a…

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October 2019

23rd Annual Civil War Symposium

October 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 20, 2019 @ 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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