Tag: African-American

Celebrate Black History Month

Speaker Elvatrice Belsches will speak about freedmen in her talk titled “Making a Place for Themselves: A Survey of the Free Black Experience in Richmond and Petersburg, 1800-1865.”

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

Speaker Chris Bingham will discuss “The United States Colored Troops at Appomattox”. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month (except June, July, and August) at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals… Read more »

Educate for the Future on #GIVINGTUESDAY

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… Read more »

Fall Home School Day

The Park’s education staff is offering a special field trip program on 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… Read more »

Feeding Body & Soul

Feeding Body & Soul programs will include several 30-minute cooking demonstrations at both the Tudor Hall Plantation and the Military Encampment areas. These programs will occur multiple times daily, so that visitors will have several opportunities to view them regardless of when they arrive. Staff in period attire at Tudor Hall will demonstrate open hearth… Read more »

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

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… Read more »

Slavery & Freedom: Lectures & Book Signing

“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… Read more »

22nd Annual Civil War Symposium: First Ladies of Civil War History

Join us for our 22nd Annual Civil War Symposium: First Ladies of the Civil War on October 19-21, 2018. This year’s symposium features a first ever all-female award-winning speaker panel of leading Civil War historians from across the country. Symposium topics vary from “Sherman’s March to the Sea” to “The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History… Read more »

Symposium Tour 2018: Hidden Treasures

Join historians for a special tour in conjunction with our 22nd Annual Civil War Symposium on October 19, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pamplin Historical Park Executive Director, Jerry “Dez” Desmond will begin the tour at the Park and then lead tour attendees on an experience as the hidden treasures at Fort Lee are revealed… Read more »