Tag: Black

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 »

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 »

“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 »

Roundtable: Forged in Battle – The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers & White Officers

Speaker Joseph Glatthaar will discuss “Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers”. Just sixteen months after the Civil War began, the Federal government started to recruit black soldiers. This provided a unique opportunity for the 180,000 free blacks and former slaves to join the fight as United States Colored… Read more »

NPS Petersburg & Pamplin Historical Park Tour

*Due to ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is cancelling or postponing all events and programs until April 15, 2020, based upon the guidance of the CDC regarding “social distancing” and the elimination of large gatherings.  This decision is being made out… Read more »

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with Elvatrice Belsches on February 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. as she speaks on “Making a Place for Themselves: A Survey of the Free Black Experience in Richmond and Petersburg, 1800-1865.” Belsches’ will share rare photos, primary source documents, and narratives surrounding the African-American experience of freedmen in the Richmond region…. Read more »

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 »

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 »

$1 Days of Summer at Pamplin

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is offering $1.00 general daily admission throughout the summer from Memorial Day May 28 through Labor Day September 3, 2018. This drastically reduced admission rate will allow all people an opportunity to access this amazing facility and share in our national heritage from… Read more »