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February 2022

Valentine Tea

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join Pamplin Historical Park’s Valentine Tea where park staff are attired in mid- 1800s, clothing and will present a themed program. Due to the popularity of this program, reservations and prepayment are required. The Victorians were creative in divining what their true loves would look like, what their names would start with, and other defining features. Victorian men and women attempted to divine their future spouses in all sorts of ways: pouring melted lead into cold water to figure out…

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Membership Gala

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 is hosting its 4th Annual Membership Gala. Park members are invited to RSVP by February 21, 2022 and the general public wishing to attend can purchase a Park membership starting at $45.00 any time prior to the event or at the door. The evening will feature a State of the Park address by Executive Director, Jerry ‘Dez’ Desmond, door prizes, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and an open…

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March 2022

Roundtable: Six Days of Awful Fighting

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Speaker Eric Wittenberg will discuss, “Six Days of Awful Fighting: Cavalry Operations on the Road to Cold Harbor.” Most students of the Civil War are familiar with the terrible infantry fighting that occurred on June 1-3, 1864 at Cold Harbor in Hanover County, Virginia. Many however, are unfamiliar with the concerted cavalry fighting that took place prior to the battle of Cold Harbor on May 27 to June 1. This fighting pitted the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the…

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April 2022

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

April 2 @ 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 157th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. At 4:40 a.m. April 2, 1865, some 14,000 Union soldiers moved forward in the chilly gloom toward the Confederate fortifications six miles southwest of Petersburg. Less than an hour later, the American flag flew over the Confederate line following one of the most important battles of the entire Civil War. This engagement led directly to the…

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Roundtable: Washington D.C. Defenses

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

Join speaker Steven Phan as he shares the story of "The Washington D.C. Defenses during the Civil War." In the wake of the Union defeat at First Manassas, federal engineers set to work constructing a ring of defenses around the capital. At wars' end in 1865, around 68 major forts surrounded Washington D.C. which included 93 batteries consisting of over 900 cannons. This network of forts was connected by 30 miles of roads to supply and allow for the transferring…

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May 2022

Roundtable: Voices from the Attic

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join speaker Carleton Young as he shares the story of "Voices from the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War." Young discovered a large collection of letters from two Civil War soldiers while cleaning out a relatives attic. This propelled Carleton Young on a more than decade long journey to research the two soldiers and explore the battlefields where the two Vermont soldiers fought. His book Voices From the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War, tells the…

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Homeschool Day

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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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.   “Slavery in America” features a powerful film probing various perspectives on the South’s “peculiar institution” before the war.   We ask that participating…

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3rd Annual Breakthrough Car Show

May 14 @ 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, 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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Memorial Day Commemoration

May 30 @ 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 this Memorial Day. The Park will open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and activities are included with regular museum admission. Schedule of Events: 9:00 - 9:30 am Dressing for Mourning at Tudor Hall Plantation 9:45 - 10:30 am Memory & Mourning at Education Center 10:45 - 11:15 am Load in Nine Times at Fortifications Exhibit 11:30 am - Noon…

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June 2022

Roundtable: Attack at Daylight and Whip Them

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join speaker Greg Mertz as he shares the story of his book titled, “Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862.” 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…

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