Tag: baseball

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 »

Roundtable: Baseball in the Civil War

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… Read more »

Independence Day Celebration

As essayist John Burroughs stated “That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges.” In the spirit of Burroughs’ quote, Pamplin Historical Park staff will offer multiple programs throughout the day, to include presentations of 1856 Independence Day campaign speeches and a ceremony with a cannon… Read more »