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September 2019

Fall Home School Day

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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The Park's education staff is offering a special field trip program on for home school families and associations. Home School Tours at Pamplin Historical Park include educational programs that use fun, participatory learning techniques to teach historical lessons about life in the nineteenth century. Each Home School Tour includes a visit to the award-winning exhibit Duty Called Me Here and two hands-on programs, Plantation Life, and A Civil War Soldier’s Life, led by Pamplin Historical Park educators. These programs are…

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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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Join us in the Park's Freedom Garden to enjoy beer, wine, live music and more at our Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest. Between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm attendees can enjoy live music provided by mid-Atlantic bands Joe’s Day Off and the Rhythm Kings which will perform a mix of country, folk and top 40 selections. Breweries represented by Brown Distributing and various wineries to include American Way Country Wines will provide tasting samples. Food and craft vendors will also…

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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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Halloween Tea

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This Halloween have a hauntingly good time while enjoying great tea and treats. Learn about the historical importance of 19th century Victorian mourning traditions, and mourning attire while enjoying fall themed refreshments. Hear about some of the many terrifying urban legends from the Victorian era. Many of these legends were loosely based in fact and then propelled into a contentiousness of fear. Take this opportunity to experience what Edgar Allan Poe described as, “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at…

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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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Veterans Day

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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December 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us as we welcome Stephen Davis who currently serves as the Book Review editor  for the Civil War News. His presentation is titled, “Hood's Flank Attack at Atlanta, July 22, 1864: Why Jackson's Flank Attack at Chancellorsville Succeeded, and Hood's Did Not.” Steve has been a Civil War buff since the 4th grade. He attended Emory University, and studied under the renowned Civil War historian Bell Wiley. After a Master’s degree in American history from the University of North Carolina…

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Tea & Tidings

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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A gourmet Holiday tea and tasty treats await adult guests as they enjoy period music while being taught 19th Century etiquette by ladies and gentlemen in period dress. Participants will also learn about the customs and stories of the season during the Civil War era.  

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