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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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September 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

September 5 @ 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 Caroline Janney, Professor of History of American Civil War at the University of Virginia as she talks about “We Were Not Paroled: The Surrender of Lee's Men beyond Appomattox Court House”. Dr. Janney is the director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia . A graduate of the University of Virginia’s doctoral program, Janney most recently taught at Purdue University. She is the author of two outstanding works…

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Fall Home School Day

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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The Park's education staff is offering a special field trip program on for home school families and associations. Home School Tours at Pamplin Historical Park include educational programs that use fun, participatory learning techniques to teach historical lessons about life in the nineteenth century. Each Home School Tour includes a visit to the award-winning exhibit Duty Called Me Here and two hands-on programs, Plantation Life, and A Civil War Soldier’s Life, led by Pamplin Historical Park educators. These programs are…

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October 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ed Bearss will not be with us for the October PCWRT meeting. Instead, our own Director of Education, Interpretation, Visitor Services & Collections, Tim Talbott will speak on "Visionary or Iconoclastic: Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne and His Proposal to Emancipate and Arm Slaves for the Confederacy.” October's Round Table guest speaker is the nationally recognized award-winning author and historian Ed Bearss. Mr. Bearss will be speaking on the "April 1, 1865, Battle of Five Forks".  Mr.…

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Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us in the Park's Freedom Garden to enjoy beer, wine, live music and more at our Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest. Between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm attendees can enjoy live music provided by mid-Atlantic bands Joe’s Day Off and the Rhythm Kings which will perform a mix of country, folk and top 40 selections. Breweries represented by Brown Distributing and various wineries to include American Way Country Wines will provide tasting samples. Food and craft vendors will also…

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