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April 2021

Roundtable: The Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join speaker Lee White as he shares wartime insights from his book titled "Let Us Die Like men: The Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864”. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month 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…

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Breakthrough Anniversary Walking Tour

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Park historians will lead a tour through the Breakthrough Battle of April 2nd, 1865 while bringing the conflict and personalities alive for this special experience on the actual battlefield. The tour will begin at the Jones Farm parking area located at 6503 Church Road, Petersburg 23803. Attendees will follow the route of the Union Army of the Potomac’s VI Corps assault to the Confederate earthworks defended by Brig. Gen. James Lane’s North Carolina Confederates. This program begins at 9:00 a.m.…

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Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 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 156th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. The Park hosts a schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors. Saturday, April 3, 2021 10:30 - 11:00 am “Load in Nine Times” firing demonstration at the Museum 11:15 - 11:45 am Infantry drill and firing demonstrations at the Fortification exhibit 12:00 – 1:00 pm The Breakthrough at the Hart Farm Walking Tour with Jerry…

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Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us as we remember the 156th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. The Park hosts a schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors. Saturday, April 3, 2021 10:30 - 11:00 am “Load in Nine Times” firing demonstration at the Museum 11:15 - 11:45 am Infantry drill and firing demonstrations at the Fortification exhibit 12:00 – 1:00 pm The Breakthrough at the Hart Farm Walking Tour with Jerry…

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Spring Homeschool Day

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Students will be led by an experienced park educator through three of our programs: "Soldier Life," which gives hands-on opportunities to understand the challenges faced by Union and Confederate soldiers; "Plantation Life," which discusses the lives of people in the antebellum South; and a visit through 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 and pay in advance. We are limiting this learning opportunity to…

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May 2021

Roundtable: The Lee-Jackson Partnership

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join speaker Christopher Keller as he discusses command decision-making from his book, "The Lee-Jackson Partnership." The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month 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. "Presently PCWRT…

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Mother’s Day Tea

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for this Mother’s Day for great tea and gourmet treats shared with your special mom as you explore the world of Jane Austen and her stories. Austen focused on on mothers and their children in her works; Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. Discussions will include comparisons between Austen’s own mother and siblings and how they contrast with real life or fiction. Take this special opportunity to celebrate your one and only mom…

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Mother’s Day Tea

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for this Mother's Day for great tea and gourmet treats shared with your special mom as you explore the world of Jane Austen and her stories. Austen focused on on mothers and their children in her works; Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. Discussions will include comparisons between Austen's own mother and siblings and how they contrast with real life or fiction. Take this special opportunity to celebrate your one and only mom…

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2nd Annual Breakthrough Car Show

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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, Virginia. 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 150 registered show vehicles receive goody bags and dash plaques.…

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June 2021

Roundtable: Baseball in the Civil War

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join speaker Jerry Desmond, Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park as he shares a history and stories from America's pastime with his presentation titled, "It Will Repair Our Losses and be a Blessing: Baseball in the Civil War." Baseball is believed to have evolved from an older bat-and-ball game in Great Britain and Ireland known as rounders in the mid-1700s. By the 1830s variants of baseball began to be played in North America. It was not until June 19, 1846…

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