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October 2019

Voices from the Shadows

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - October 26 @ 8:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Costumed guides portraying “agents of death” will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic park and Breakthrough Battlefield. At each stop, guests will encounter an escaped prisoner on the run, a guard on picket duty being ambushed, a surgeon performing grisly work in a field hospital and more. These and other ghouls will recount their stories and share some of the more macabre and spirit-filled folklore from the past.  Tours will be accompanied by sights and sounds…

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Trick-or-Treat

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park invites guests for a fun day of history and trick-or-treats. The fun starts on October 26th from 10 am until 4 pm. Come dressed in costume and get half off admission for adults and free admission for children. Be on the lookout for candy stops throughout the museum! As a reminder, weapons of any kind are prohibited with the costume.

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Halloween Tea

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This Halloween have a hauntingly good time while enjoying great tea and treats. Learn about the historical importance of 19th century Victorian mourning traditions, and mourning attire while enjoying fall themed refreshments. Hear about some of the many terrifying urban legends from the Victorian era. Many of these legends were loosely based in fact and then propelled into a contentiousness of fear. Take this opportunity to experience what Edgar Allan Poe described as, “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at…

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November 2019

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

November 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 Hampton Newsome as he talks about  “Grant's Sixth Petersburg Offensive”. Newsome is an attorney who lives in Arlington, Virginia. Newsome has written two books titled; The Fight for the Old North State: The Civil War in North Carolina, January-May 1864 and Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Pettersburg Campaign, October 1864. the He is also an editor of Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet…

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Veterans Day

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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As former U.S. President Ronald Reagan stated "We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause." In the spirit of Reagan's quote, Pamplin Historical Park staff…

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Toys for Tots Collection

November 25 @ 9:00 am - December 13 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park is proud to be a collection point for Toys for Tots from November 25 through December 13, 2019. Park admission is not required to drop off a gift. Visitors are invited to bring a new unwrapped gift during this time to the Park for distribution to under-privileged children whose parents cannot afford to buy gifts for Christmas. This coincides with the mission of the Toys for Tots program which "is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October,…

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December 2019

Educate for the Future on #GIVINGTUESDAY

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Pamplin Historical Park this December 3, 2019 for #GivingTuesday as we celebrate by accepting donations to support the A. Wilson Greene Scholarship Fund which provides funding for schools struggling with field trip transportation costs. Help us reach our goal of $10,000 to help fund the cost of motor coach rentals for under-funded schools. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving…

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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join us as we welcome Stephen Davis who currently serves as the Book Review editor  for the Civil War News. His presentation is titled, “Hood's Flank Attack at Atlanta, July 22, 1864: Why Jackson's Flank Attack at Chancellorsville Succeeded, and Hood's Did Not.” Steve has been a Civil War buff since the 4th grade. He attended Emory University, and studied under the renowned Civil War historian Bell Wiley. After a Master’s degree in American history from the University of North Carolina…

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A Christmas Past

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Experience the holidays in 19th century style. 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 craft making activity where the finished holiday craft can be…

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Tea & Tidings

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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The Park hosts several themed tea events throughout the year and this one offers the same tasty tea and treats with a program highlighting holiday traditions. Park staff attired in antebellum clothing will explore the origins and stories behind traditional holiday decorations such as bells, candles, candy canes, garland, stockings, wreaths and more. Discover the origins and traditions surrounding Christmas Cards which began prior to the American Civil War. Attendees will also enjoy what author Richard Paul Evans stated as; "The…

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