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August 2020

Victory Over Japan Living History Event

August 15 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This living history event commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Guests will have the opportunity to learn from living historians portraying soldiers who fought in the Pacific Theater and about a number of different aspects of a soldier’s life to include weapons, signals and communications, and tactical demonstrations. World War II, which was fought between 1939 and 1945, cost an estimated 85 million casualties both military and civilian worldwide. The United States military casualties amounted…

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September 2020

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join speaker Dr. Peter S. Carmichael as he takes attendees on a tale of adventure with "The Hicksford Raid" at the Petersburg Civil War Roundtable. The Hicksford Raid took place on December 7, 1864 when Union Major General Govereur K. Warren led 28,000 men south from petersburf to destroy the Petersburg Railroad between Stony Creek and the Meherrin River railroad bridge at Hicksford. If successful, this would sever the Confederate supply line. Gen. Warren and his force would be confronted…

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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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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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Costumed guides portraying “agents of death” will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic park and Breakthrough Battlefield. At various stops, guests will encounter escapees on the run, the sounds of battle, a surgeon performing grisly work in a field hospital and more. 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…

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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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This Halloween season meet the master of terror, Edgar Allan Poe as portrayed by Charles Wissinger of Richmond Discoveries. Wissinger will read some of Poe's famous works followed by a question and answer session. Take this one time opportunity to experience what Edgar Allan Poe described as, “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” from his work “The Raven”. The Park’s Halloween Tea will only be offered one…

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November 2020

Homeschool Day

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for a special Homeschool field trip program designed especially for homeschool families and associations. Homeschool 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 Homeschool tour includes a visit to the award-winning exhibit “Duty Called Me Here” and two hands-on programs, “Civil War Battles, and “The Civil War: Why They Fought,” led by Pamplin Historical Park Educators. These programs are individually designed…

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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 Chris Mackowski of Emerging Civil War for his presentation “Fighting at the North Anna” during the Overland Campaign. Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Emerging Civil War. He is the series editor of the award-winning Emerging Civil War Series, published by Savas Beatie, and the “Engaging the Civil War” Series, published in partnership with Southern Illinois University Press. Chris is a writing professor in the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, NY, where he…

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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 and ending at the Education Center Freedom Garden, 6523 Duncan Road. 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…

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