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June 2020

Joshua L. Chamberlain: Scholar-Warrior Exhibit

June 18 @ 9:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This limited time exhibit explores the life of the Civil War General and former Governor of Maine from birth to his death at age eighty-five. Artifacts, artwork and documents tell Chamberlain's story of his formative years through his rise into today's pop culture. The exhibit opening date of June 18 coincides with the severe wounding of Chamberlain during the Second Battle of Petersburg in 1864. This wound would be the cause of his death fifty years later in 1914 making…

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September 2020

Breakthrough Car Show

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join in the fun of this automotive extravaganza. Experience the sights and sounds of elegant autos from yesteryear to the technologically advanced super cars of today at the historic Hart Farm, which is part of Pamplin Historical Park located near Petersburg, VA. The Breakthrough Car Show is open to all makes, models and years of vehicles and anyone can bring out their ride and participate in the show. The first 125 registered show vehicles receive goody bags and dash plaques. Pre-register your single…

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October 2020

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join speaker Ray Brown, Chief of Interpretation and Cultural Resources Management at Manassas National Battlefield Park, as he presents his presentation on “Soldier Remains at Manassas and Battlefield Archaeology.” The Battle of Second Manassas was fought on August 28-30, 1862. This fierce contest between Confederate and Union forces resulted in approximately 22,000 casualties out of a total of around 112,000 men engaged in the fight. Two of the mortally wounded Union soldiers were taken to a field hospital where they…

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Fall Home School Day

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Students will be led through three of the Park's established education programs: "The Civil War- Why They Fought," which helps explain why the nation came to war with itself; "Civil War Battles," which explains the evolution of Civil War combat and the importance of geography; and "Duty Called Me Here," which interactively explores the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. We ask that participating families or groups pre-register by calling 804-861-2408 to reserve their spots. We are limiting this…

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24th Annual Civil War Symposium: Winning Big: Lopsided Victories

October 16 @ 9:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for our 24th annual Civil War Symposium. This year's program is titled "Winning Big: Lopsided Victories; Stunning Defeats" and is presented by a panel of award winning scholars. The distinguished panel of speakers includes: Dr. Stewart L. Bennett, Chair & Professor of History Blue Mountain College, Mr. Gary Ecelbarger, Mr. Michael J. McCarthy, Mr. James A. Ogden, III, Dr. George C. Rable, Professor Emeritus University of Alabama, Mr. Gordon Rhea and Mr. Jeffry D. Wert. These speakers will…

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Voices from the Shadows

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - October 24 @ 8:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for a Halloween themed event Voices from the Shadows. Additional Details TBA Based on true figures and stories of the Civil War era, the naturally haunting atmosphere of Pamplin Historical Park gives visitors a rare opportunity to experience emotional stories of those who came before us. “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” – Edgar Allen Poe This event is offered from Friday, October 23 to Saturday, October 24 and tours…

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Halloween Tea

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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At Pamplin Historical Park’s Halloween Tea, ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th-century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet tea and snacks. Hear from Edger Allen Poe as his stories still haunt and thrill all who will listen. Additional details TBA 

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November 2020

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join speaker Ronald Coddington of Military Images for his presentation “Faces of Civil War Nurses.” 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 6:30 pm-7:30 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)…

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Breakthrough Trail 5K at Pamplin

November 7 @ 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 October 16,…

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Paranormal Investigation at the Park

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - November 8 @ 1:00 am

Join Commonwealth Researchers of the Paranormal (C.R.o.P.) and Pandora’s Peregrination as they investigate 424 acres of battle-bloodied land along with several structures, and discover the spirits that still occupy the park. This is only the second ever public investigation of the park, and the first one was outstanding!! Along with disembodied voices, full apparitions, and countless EVPs, several guests had some amazing personal experiences. Tickets are limited, price is $35/person, includes drinks and snacks, and ALL funds go to the…

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