Tag: African-American

Roundtable: John Brown’s Raid

Join speaker Kevin Pawlak as he shares the story of “John Brown’s Raid: Harpers Ferry and the Coming of the Civil War.” The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Annual membership… Read more »

Roundtable: Marching Masters

Join speaker Dr. Colin Woodward as he shares the story of “Marching Masters: Slaves, Race, and the Confederate Army.” The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month 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 »

Independence Day Celebration

Join us this Independence Day as Pamplin Historical Park will offer multiple programs throughout the day. Families will enjoy the chance to meet founding father Patrick Henry portrayed by Charles Wissinger and hear his famous “Liberty or Death” speech, listen the the Harken Back String Band, participate in a period baseball demonstration and enjoy other… Read more »

Homeschool Day

Students will be led by an experienced park educator through three of our programs:   “Soldier Life,” which gives hands-on opportunities to understand the challenges faced by Union and Confederate soldiers;   “Plantation Life,” which discusses the lives of people in the antebellum South; and a visit through the National Museum of the Civil War… Read more »

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

Join us as we remember the 157th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. At 4:40 a.m. April 2, 1865, some 14,000 Union soldiers moved forward in the chilly gloom toward the Confederate fortifications six miles southwest of Petersburg. Less than an hour later, the… Read more »

Roundtable: Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter

Join speaker Gordon Rhea as he shares the story of “Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction.” Stephen Atkins Swails was a free Black in the North prior to the American Civil War. Swails would join the war effort and become the first African American combat officer in the United… Read more »

Veterans Day

Pamplin Historical Park will offer multiple programs throughout the day, to include presentations on artillery “The King of Battle”, a lecture and living-history demonstration on the Spanish-American War, a live musical performance of soldier’s songs and a ceremony with cannon fire salute. A Veterans Day ceremony will start at noon with a presentation of colors… Read more »

“We Fight for Our Rights” Temporary Exhibit

This new exhibit tells the story of the both the enslaved and free African-Americans who fought for freedom during the American Civil War and their impact on later contributions through the 20th century. The exhibit focuses on the USCT or United States Colored Troops who were formerly enslaved and free African-Americans who joined the Union… Read more »

Spring Homeschool Day

Students will be led by an experienced park educator through three of our programs: “Soldier Life,” which gives hands-on opportunities to understand the challenges faced by Union and Confederate soldiers; “Plantation Life,” which discusses the lives of people in the antebellum South; and a visit through the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. We… Read more »

Breakthrough Anniversary Walking Tour

Park historians will lead a tour through the Breakthrough Battle of April 2nd, 1865 while bringing the conflict and personalities alive for this special experience on the actual battlefield. The tour will begin at the Jones Farm parking area located at 6503 Church Road, Petersburg 23803. Attendees will follow the route of the Union Army… Read more »