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February 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

February 7 @ 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 James Price of the U.S. Army Women's Museum as he talks about "The Battle of New Market Heights". Price’s presentation titled “Battle of New Market Heights” is based on his first book, “The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword,” which was published in 2011. The Journal of Southern History claims “this slim volume offers considerable insight regarding the black military experience.” Price is a Museum Education Specialist with the U.S. Army…

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Valentine Tea

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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At Pamplin Historical Park’s Valentine Tea ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th-century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet tea and snacks. Attendees will also learn about the significance of flowers and how to create the perfect bouquet. Park Members $20, Non-Park Members $24

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Pamplin Membership Gala

February 22 @ 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 2nd Annual Membership Gala. Park members are invited to RSVP by February 15, 2019 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, followed by special tours of the Museum's new gallery highlighting…

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March 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

March 7 @ 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 Jerry "Dez" Desmond, Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park as he talks about "Maine Troops at Gettysburg". Desmond’s career includes 22 years of professional museum experience in the areas of education, curation, and administration. He has written numerous historical articles and multiple books including “Turning the Tide at Gettysburg: How Maine Saved the Union.”Since his time at La Paglia and Associates, he has served as a consultant leading the development and expansion of new and existing…

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Breakthrough Trail 5K at Pamplin

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This 2nd Annual Breakthrough Trail 5K event is a partnership between the Park and Tri-Cities Road Runners. The race will take place on historic Civil War battlefield trails starting at the Hart Farm and finishing at the Freedom Garden. 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…

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Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

March 30 @ 9:00 am - March 31 @ 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 154th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle, which ended the 292-day Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Petersburg and Richmond. A mere seven days later the surrender took place at Appomattox. This weekend the Park will host a full schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors each day. Visitors will have the opportunity to drill with the troops, watch battle demonstrations, discover what Civil War surgery was like, learn about etiquette and…

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Breakthrough Luncheon with Peter Carmichael

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Dr. Peter S. Carmichael will speak at a special luncheon during the Park’s Breakthrough Battle Anniversary Weekend on March 30th at noon. Carmichael will discuss his latest book and share some of his research on the Petersburg Campaign.  Attendees will have an opportunity to read and raise questions about some of the sources he utilized for his new book The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies. Reservations for this author luncheon…

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April 2019

Breakthrough Walking Tour

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join Park historians as they tour 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 National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. After a brief overview of the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns, guests will then embark on a tour of the battlefield to explore the original terrain features while incorporating the history that unfolded on this National Landmark site resulting in…

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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

April 4 @ 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 Gerald Prokopowicz of East Carolina University as he talks about “Frequently Asked Questions (and why they matter) about Abraham Lincoln". Dr. Prokopowicz is a teacher of American history who holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He is the author of Did Lincoln Own Slaves?: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Abraham Lincoln and All for the Regiment: The Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862 and is also the online…

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Park Day 2019

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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*Event cancelled due to severe weather forecast* This annual event is sponsored by the Civil War Trust and brings history enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation’s heritage not only preserved, but pristine. Join the Pamplin Historical Park team to help beautify aspects of our 424-acre park. Volunteers should meet at The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier (Park Entrance) dressed in work attire. Water, gloves, and eye protection will be provided to volunteers. Pre-registration is…

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