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November 2018

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

November 1, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

Petersburg Civil War Roundtable at Pamplin

January 3 @ 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 John Hennessy as he talks about his book “Return to Bull Run” which is based on his recently revised book The First Battle of Manassas: An End to Innocence, July 18-21, 1861. John J. Hennessy is one of the leading Civil War battle historians of his generation and author of the definitive book on the Battle of Second Manassas, Return to Bull Run. He previously served as a ranger at the Manassas battlefield and is…

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February 2019

Waters of Hope and Despair: African Americans and the Chesapeake Bay

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join Wisteria Perry of the Mariner's Museum as she explores the life of African Americans along the Virginia's nearby Chesapeake Bay.

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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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