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April 2018

Home School Day

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is offering a special field trip program this May 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…

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Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

April 5 @ 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 Chris Mackowski, Co-Editor of the Emerging Civil War Series and author of Combat at Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle will be speaking. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable, founded in 2018, is dedicated to the study, preservation, and discussion of the people and events…

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Breakthrough Living History Weekend

April 7 @ 9:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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  Join us as we remember the 153rd Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. The Park hosts a full schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors each day. Visitors will have the opportunity to drill with the troops, cook soldier’s food, watch battle demonstrations, learn about etiquette and period clothing and listen to period music and more. All programs and activities are included with Park admission. Call (804)…

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May 2018

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

May 3 @ 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 Brian Steel Wills, Professor of History at Kennesaw St. Univ., Inglorious Passages: Non-Combat Deaths in the Civil War, will be speaking and hosting a book signing. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable, founded in 2018, is dedicated to the study, preservation, and…

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An Evening with the Petersburg Symphony

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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The Park is hosting An Evening with the Petersburg Symphony on May 26, 2018. The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will perform patriotic and popular arrangements in the Park’s Freedom Garden, adjacent to the original Breakthrough site which ended the 292-day siege of Petersburg on April 2, 1865. This is an outdoor lawn concert and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn blankets or chairs. Adult beverages and refreshments will be available for purchase beginning at 5:00 p.m. and the symphony…

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Memorial Day Commemoration

May 28
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 will offer a full schedule of daily programs on Memorial Day, Monday May 28. The Park will open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and activities are included with regular museum admission and food vendors Good Doggies Hot Dogs and Hau Lani Hawaiian Shave Ice will be selling treats from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will also be the first day of one dollar general admission at…

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June 2018

Focus Weekend: Cooking

June 16 @ 10:30 am - June 17 @ 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Visit the Park during our focus weekends and see demonstrations at Tudor Hall and our Military Encampment areas. These programs highlight aspects of antebellum life and soldier's experiences which  are outside of normal Park scheduled programming. Included with regular admission at 10:30 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.

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The War Outside My Window Book Signing Event

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join editor Janet Elizabeth Croon for a discussion and signing of a Civil War Title: The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865. LeRoy Gresham was born in 1847 to an affluent and prominent slaveholding family in Macon, Georgia. As a young child he suffered a horrific leg and back injury that left him an invalid. Educated, inquisitive, perceptive, and exceptionally witty, the 12-year-old began keeping a journal in 1860—just before secession and Civil…

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July 2018

Independence Day

July 4
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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On Wednesday, July 4th, come for an Independence Day tribute. See an artillery firing and color guard during a patriotic ceremony. Join us for living history programs and demonstrations by costumed interpreters. See a Civil War era baseball demonstration and see a Revolutionary War presentation by historical interpreters.. See what life was really like for the common Civil War soldier, or explore what life was really like on an authentic 19th century plantation. All events and activities included with Park admission.  …

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Focus Weekend: Medicine

July 14 @ 10:30 am - July 15 @ 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Daily between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm park visitors will be able to see period demonstrations highlighting military medicine and medical advancements used on and off of the battlefield and learning how pharmaceuticals played a role in prevention and treatment of diseases. The American Civil War saw seven out of every ten soldier fatalities caused by disease rather than battlefield injuries. The lack of cleanliness and sanitation certainly added to the deaths as American poet and Civil War nurse Walt…

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