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January 2020

Volunteer Open Houses

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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We offer fun volunteer opportunities to help preserve history, and promote education! As President John F. Kennedy said, “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” Park staff will share information on volunteer opportunities at the Park and hold on-site interviews on Thursday, January 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January. 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The National Museum of the Civil War…

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Volunteer Open Houses

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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We offer fun volunteer opportunities to help preserve history, and promote education! As President John F. Kennedy said, “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” Park staff will share information on volunteer opportunities at the Park and hold on-site interviews on Thursday, January 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January. 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The National Museum of the Civil War…

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February 2020

Volunteer Open Houses

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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We offer fun volunteer opportunities to help preserve history, and promote education! As President John F. Kennedy said, “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” Park staff will share information on volunteer opportunities at the Park and hold on-site interviews on Thursday, January 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January. 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The National Museum of the Civil War…

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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

February 6 @ 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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Valentine Tea

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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$24

At Pamplin Historical Park’s Valentine Tea ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th-century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet tea and snacks. Hear about famous love stories of 19th century couples where love was for better or worse! (Jefferson Davis + Sarah Knox Taylor, Jenny Wade + Jack Skelly, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, etc). Due to the popularity of this program, reservations and prepayment are required. RSVP by February 7th. Park Members $20, Non-Park Members $24

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Pamplin Membership Gala

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is hosting its 3rd Annual Membership Gala. Park members are invited to RSVP by February 17, 2020 and the general public wishing to attend can purchase a Park membership starting at $45.00 any time prior to the event or at the door. The evening will feature a State of the Park address by Executive Director, Jerry ‘Dez’ Desmond, door prizes, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and an open…

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Celebrate Black History Month

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Speaker Elvatrice Belsches will speak about freedmen in her talk titled “Making a Place for Themselves: A Survey of the Free Black Experience in Richmond and Petersburg, 1800-1865.”

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March 2020

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Speaker John Mountcastle will discuss “When War Came This Way: Women’s Experiences during the Civil War in Virginia”. 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…

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Breakthrough Trail 5K at Pamplin

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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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 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 March 2nd,…

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Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

March 28 @ 9:00 am - March 29 @ 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 155th 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. The Breakthrough Battlefield site is preserved today along with two miles of original Confederate earthworks where visitors can explore the action on April 2, 1865 when 14,000 men of the U.S. Sixth Corps broke through the lightly defended Confederate lines led by…

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