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October 2018

22nd Annual Civil War Symposium: First Ladies of Civil War History

October 19 @ 9:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for our 22nd Annual Civil War Symposium: First Ladies of the Civil War on October 19-21, 2018. This year’s symposium features a first ever all-female award-winning speaker panel of leading Civil War historians from across the country. Symposium topics vary from “Sherman’s March to the Sea” to “The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History Immigrants, Women, and African Americans in the Civil War’s Defining Battle”. The speakers are; Dr. Anne Sarah Rubin of University of Maryland, Dr. Jennifer Murray…

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Symposium Tour 2018: Hidden Treasures

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join historians for a special tour in conjunction with our 22nd Annual Civil War Symposium on October 19, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pamplin Historical Park Executive Director, Jerry "Dez" Desmond will begin the tour at the Park and then lead tour attendees on an experience as the hidden treasures at Fort Lee are revealed from amazing museums to historic World War I trenches. The tour features two world class museums including the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum and the U.S.…

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Voices from the Shadows

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 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. Costumed guides portraying “agents of death” will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic Tudor Hall Plantation and battlefield that were fought over generations ago. At each stop, guests will encounter civilians and soldiers who worked, fought and died at the historic site or in the local area. These ghostly figures will recount their stories accompanied by sights and sounds from the past. Based on true figures…

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In Memory of Self and Comrades: Book Signing Event

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join author Michael K. Shaffer as he discusses his new book In memory of Self and Comrades which is a story about Thomas W. Colley, 1st Virginia Cavalry. This event is included with regular admission. Thomas W. Colley served in one of the most active and famous units in the Civil War, the 1st Virginia Cavalry, which fought in battles in the Eastern Theater, from First Manassas/Bull Run to the defense of Petersburg. Colley was born November 11, 1837, outside…

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November 2018

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier has established a new Civil War Roundtable and it’s meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Park’s Education Center. This month Emmanuel Dabney from Petersburg National Battlefield will be speaking on“United States Colored Troops at Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864". The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable, founded in 2018, is dedicated to the study, preservation, and discussion of the people and events that…

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Veterans Day Observance & World War I Centennial

November 11 @ 10:45 am - 3:45 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is observing this Veterans Day with an observance ceremony and additional activities on November 11, 2018. This year marks the centennial of the conclusion and armistice of World War I fought 1914-1918. Over 4.7 million Americans served in “the war to end all wars” and approximately 63,000 did not return home. A further 200,000 were wounded bearing emotional and physical scars for the remainder of their lives. This Veterans Day,…

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Slavery & Freedom: Lectures & Book Signing

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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“Who freed the slaves?” Since the end of the Civil War this complex question is one that many people have sought to answer definitively. Often due to the many different ways that Americans remember the process of emancipation, its answer remains elusive. However, thinking about this significant question opens opportunities for learning about different historical perspectives. Come hear Tim Talbott ponder this question and explore the possible answers at 1:00 p.m. A second speaker, Eugene Meyer will speak at 2:00…

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December 2018

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

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

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier has established a new Civil War Roundtable and it’s meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Park’s Education Center. This month Johnathan Noyalas, Director of the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University will speak on Unionist spy Rebecca Wright, "That Woman Was Worth a Whole Brigade": Rebecca Wright, Tom Laws, and the Beginning of Sheridan's 1864 Shenandoah Campaign. The Petersburg Civil…

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Tea & Tidings

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th century etiquette such as "At breakfast or tea, if your seat is at the head of the table, you must, before taking anything upon your own plate, fill a cup for each one of the family, and pass them round, being careful to suit each one in the preparation of the cup, that none may return to you for more tea, water, sugar, or milk." While learning about the higher points…

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A Christmas Past

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Experience the splendor of a 19th century Christmas on December 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Families will enjoy the opportunity for children to meet a ‘Thomas Nast’ Santa Claus including photo opportunities and the chance to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Thomas Nast is considered to be the “Father of the American Cartoon” and among his most notable works is his creation of the modern version of Santa Claus. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a…

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