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May 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join this month's guest speaker Barton Meyers, Associate Professor of History at Washington and Lee University as he talks about “The Guerrilla Hunters”. Dr. Myers completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in History at the University of Georgia and was the Miller Postdoctoral Fellow in Military History 2009-10 at Cornell. Myers is the author of the award-winning Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty, and Guerrilla Violence in a Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865, Rebels against the Confederacy: North Carolina's Unionists and The guerrilla hunters: Irregular conflicts during…

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Mother’s Day Tea

May 11 @ 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 learn about the historical importance of helping mom around the house and how it's still relevant today. Take this special opportunity to celebrate your one and only mom and remember what Abraham Lincoln once said, "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." The Mother's Day Tea will only be offered one afternoon, May 11 from 2:00…

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25th Park Anniversary Celebration

May 26 @ 9:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for a celebration to remember what began in 1991 as a historic preservation effort, which resulted in a phone call and the multi-million dollar Pamplin Historical Park that you see and experience today. Activities will be taking place each day. Sunday begins with the opening of the new 25th Anniversary Exhibit featuring artifacts not previously seen by the public. Families will enjoy children's book readings, a period baseball game, a period dance school, scavenger hunt and crafts. A special…

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Memorial Day

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 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 will offer a full schedule of daily programs on Memorial Day, Monday May 27. The Park will open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and activities are included with regular museum admission. A special Memorial Day program will begin at 12:30 p.m. During this program, visitors will hear Jake Wynn, Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, speak about Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office…

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June 2019

Feeding Body & Soul

June 22 @ 10:30 am - June 23 @ 4:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Feeding Body & Soul programs will include several 30-minute cooking demonstrations at both the Tudor Hall Plantation and the Military Encampment areas. These programs will occur multiple times daily, so that visitors will have several opportunities to view them regardless of when they arrive. Staff in period attire at Tudor Hall will demonstrate open hearth cooking skills and meal preparation for several common dishes. Visitors are invited to join in on discussions to include period methods of acquiring ingredients, preservation,…

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I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

June 25 @ 9:00 am - June 26 @ 4:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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During this two-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that…

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July 2019

Independence Day Celebration

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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As essayist John Burroughs stated "That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges." In the spirit of Burroughs' quote, Pamplin Historical Park staff will offer multiple programs throughout the day, to include presentations of 1856 Independence Day campaign speeches and a ceremony with a cannon fire salute. Families are invited to participate in 19th century games such as a sack race and 3-legged race among others to be held on…

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I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 4:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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During this two-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that…

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From Forests to Fields

July 20 @ 10:30 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us as we explore the mid-19th century efforts to use wood in civilian products and military construction on July 20-21, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Programs will include several 30-minute woodworking demonstrations at both the Tudor Hall Plantation and the Military Encampment areas. These programs will occur multiple times daily, so that visitors will have several opportunities to view them regardless of when they arrive. Staff in period attire at Tudor Hall will demonstrate woodworking skills and…

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August 2019

Buzz’n & Weav’n

August 17 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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  Celebrate National Honey Bee Day over the entire weekend with us. The Buzz'n & Weav'n event pays homage to beekeepers whose labors insure that we have bees to pollinate crops while also exploring the art of hand spinning natural fibers from animals over the centuries. Programs will include a bee petting zoo by Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association and Haley's Honey Meadery will have mead, honey and bee pollen to share with visitors as they also explain the process…

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