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October 2020

Halloween Tea

October 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This Halloween season meet the master of terror, Edgar Allan Poe as portrayed by Charles Wissinger of Richmond Discoveries. Wissinger will read some of Poe's famous works followed by a question and answer session. Take this one time opportunity to experience what Edgar Allan Poe described as, “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” from his work “The Raven”. The Park’s Halloween Tea will only be offered one…

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November 2020

Homeschool Day

November 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for a special Homeschool field trip program designed especially for homeschool families and associations. Homeschool 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 Homeschool tour includes a visit to the award-winning exhibit “Duty Called Me Here” and two hands-on programs, “Civil War Battles, and “The Civil War: Why They Fought,” led by Pamplin Historical Park Educators. These programs are individually designed…

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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

November 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join speaker Chris Mackowski of Emerging Civil War for his presentation “Fighting at the North Anna” during the Overland Campaign. Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Emerging Civil War. He is the series editor of the award-winning Emerging Civil War Series, published by Savas Beatie, and the “Engaging the Civil War” Series, published in partnership with Southern Illinois University Press. Chris is a writing professor in the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, NY, where he…

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Breakthrough Trail 5K at Pamplin

November 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This Annual event is a partnership between the Park and Tri-Cities Road Runners. The race will take place on historic Civil War battlefield trails starting and ending at the Education Center Freedom Garden, 6523 Duncan Road. 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 October…

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December 2020

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

December 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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The Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862 changed naval warfare and heralded an end to the age of sail. Over four hours, the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia ironclads dueled each other to a draw as spectators watched from a nearby shoreline. Many were skeptical that the "cheesebox on a raft" as the Monitor was called was a match for the Virginia who had reeked havoc and destruction on the previous day at the U.S. Navy Yard in…

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Tea & Tidings

December 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This themed tea offers tasty tea and treats with a program highlighting the holidays as they were celebrated at a distance during the Civil War. Park staff attired in mid 1800s clothing will explore how Americans celebrated the Christmas season during the Civil War. It was a difficult time as letters were the only form of communication with family and soldiers often far away from home. Experience how these letters from home brought cheer to soldiers in the field and…

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January 2021

The Environment and the Civil War

January 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join authors Judkin Browning and Tim Silver as they share insights on "The Environment and the Civil War." The Civil War had a profound impact on American's relationship with the natural world from environmental factors such as topography  and the weather to the spread of diseases by humans and animals. Long after the conflict ended, new thinking about disability and death, weather forecasting, modifications to landscape, the birth of the conservation movement and the first national parks would be an…

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Annual Breakthrough Trail 5K

January 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This annual event is a partnership between the Park and Tri-Cities Road Runners. The race will take place on historic Civil War battlefield trails starting and ending 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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February 2021

Roundtable: Forged in Battle – The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers & White Officers

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker Joseph Glatthaar will discuss “Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers”. Just sixteen months after the Civil War began, the Federal government started to recruit black soldiers. This provided a unique opportunity for the 180,000 free blacks and former slaves to join the fight as United States Colored Troops. At wars' end, 37,000 USCT would fill the ranks in their fight for freedom. Dr. Joseph T. Glatthaar is the current Stephenson Distinguished Professor at the…

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Valentine Tea (Virtual Event)

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Pamplin Historical Park’s Valentine Tea where park staff attired in mid- 1800s, clothing will explore the famous love stories of our Presidents, their courtships, and marriages! (John & Abigail Adams, James & Dolley Madison, John & Julia Tyler etc). Due to the popularity of this program, reservations and prepayment are required. RSVP by February 1st. Click here to get your tickets through Eventbrite. This event is offered virtually only. The virtual cost is $15.00. If you wish to add our Valentine's…

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