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May 2021

Mother’s Day Tea

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for this Mother’s Day for great tea and gourmet treats shared with your special mom as you explore the world of Jane Austen and her stories. Austen focused on on mothers and their children in her works; Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. Discussions will include comparisons between Austen’s own mother and siblings and how they contrast with real life or fiction. Take this special opportunity to celebrate your one and only mom…

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Mother’s Day Tea

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us for this Mother's Day for great tea and gourmet treats shared with your special mom as you explore the world of Jane Austen and her stories. Austen focused on on mothers and their children in her works; Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. Discussions will include comparisons between Austen's own mother and siblings and how they contrast with real life or fiction. Take this special opportunity to celebrate your one and only mom…

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2nd Annual Breakthrough Car Show

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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June 2021

Roundtable: Baseball in the Civil War

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join speaker Jerry Desmond, Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park as he shares a history and stories from America's pastime with his presentation titled, "It Will Repair Our Losses and be a Blessing: Baseball in the Civil War." Baseball is believed to have evolved from an older bat-and-ball game in Great Britain and Ireland known as rounders in the mid-1700s. By the 1830s variants of baseball began to be played in North America. It was not until June 19, 1846…

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July 2021

Roundtable: Confederate Supply & Logistics

July 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Speaker Zachary Pittard will discuss “Considering What Has Been Said of Their Condition:' Confederate Supply and Logistics." Civil War armies were no different than any other army at any time in history. When it comes to supplies and logistics, soldiers need to be clothed, fed, housed and horses and mules need to be acquired, cared for and trained. All of these various materials and animals also need to be transported to where the troops are whether it's in the field…

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Independence Day Celebration

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us this Independence Day as Pamplin Historical Park will offer multiple programs throughout the day. Families will enjoy the chance to meet George Washington, hear about World War I from an American Doughboy, participate in 19th century games and take part in a ceremony concluding with a cannon fire salute. All visitors will have the opportunity to join staff for tours of the Breakthrough Battlefield which on April 2, 1865, resulted in the evacuation of both Petersburg and Richmond.…

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August 2021

Roundtable: The Fight for the Old North State

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

Speaker Hampton Newsome will discuss the fighting and struggles during the Civil War in North Carolina in his presentation titled, “The Fight for the Old North State.” In early January of 1864, Confederate General Robert E. Lee would write a dispatch that set into motion one of the the last Confederate offensives of the war. Lee had written to Confederate president Jefferson Davis " The time is at hand when, if an attempt can be made to capture the enemy's…

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September 2021

Roundtable: The Lawrence, Kansas Massacre

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join speaker Matthew Hulbert, author and professor as he discusses "The Lawrence, Kansas Massacre". The irregular warfare along the borderlands of Missouri and Kansas saw guerrilla fighters known as pro-Confederate bushwhackers or pro-Union jayhawkers attack small detachments of soldiers and terrorize civilian communities. U.S. senator James H. Lane led a raid by pro-Union against the town of Osceola, Missouri in September of 1861. Nine men were executed and the town was looted and all but 3 of the towns 800…

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Fall Homeschool Day

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park is offering its annual Fall Homeschool Day on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. Students will be led by an experienced park educator through three of our programs: "Why They Fought," an interactive program which gives students a better understanding about why the nation divided and came to war; "Civil War Battles," which examines the changes in strategy and tactics of battles as the conflict wore on, with an examination of the April 2,…

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War in the Pacific Living History Event

September 25 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 1:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This living history event brings to life the experiences of fighting in the Pacific Theater and the home front during World War II. Guests will have the opportunity to learn from living historians portraying soldiers who fought in the Pacific Theater and about a number of different aspects of a soldier’s life to include weapons, signals and communications, and tactical demonstrations. Impressions will range from U.S. Army and Marines to those of British and Russian allies. Civilian living historians will…

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