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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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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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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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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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December 2020

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Speaker Johnathan White will discuss “Our Little Monitor”. 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 for more information.

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Tea & Tidings

December 12 @ 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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