Tag: history

Tea & Tidings

A gourmet Holiday tea and tasty treats await adult guests as they enjoy period music while being taught 19th Century etiquette by ladies and gentlemen in period dress. Participants will also learn about the customs and stories of the season during the Civil War era.  

A Christmas Past

Step back in time and experience the holidays in 19th century style. Families will enjoy the opportunity for children to meet a ‘Thomas Nast’ Santa Claus including photo opportunities and the chance to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Thomas Nast is considered to be the “Father of the American Cartoon” and among his most notable… Read more »

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

Speaker Johnathan White will discuss “Our Little Monitor”. 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 who are already members… Read more »

Breakthrough Trail 5K at Pamplin

This Annual event is a partnership between the Park and Tri-Cities Road Runners. The race will take place on historic Civil War battlefield trails starting at the Hart Farm and finishing at the Freedom Garden. Top adult overall male and female finishers and top youth finishers, in each age group, will receive awards. The start… Read more »

Halloween Tea

At Pamplin Historical Park’s Halloween Tea, ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th-century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet tea and snacks. Hear from Edger Allen Poe as his stories still haunt and thrill all who will listen. Additional details TBA 

Voices from the Shadows

Join us for a Halloween themed event Voices from the Shadows. Additional Details TBA Based on true figures and stories of the Civil War era, the naturally haunting atmosphere of Pamplin Historical Park gives visitors a rare opportunity to experience emotional stories of those who came before us. “Words have no power to impress the mind… Read more »

24th Annual Civil War Symposium: Winning Big: Lopsided Victories

Join us for our 24th annual Civil War Symposium. This year’s program is titled “Winning Big: Lopsided Victories” and is presented by a panel of award winning scholars. Dr. Stewart L. Bennett, Chair & Professor of History Blue Mountain College Battle of Brice’s Crossroads Mr. Gary Ecelbarger Battle of Atlanta Mr. Michael J. McCarthy Battle… Read more »

Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest

Join us in the Park’s Freedom Garden to enjoy beer, wine, live music and more at our 2nd annual Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest. The rain date for this event is October 11, 2020. Food and craft vendors will also be present to satisfy any hunger while providing opportunities to purchase locally made products to… Read more »

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

Join speaker Ray Brown, Chief of Interpretation at Manassas National Battlefield, as he presents his presentation on “Soldier Remains at Manassas and Battlefield Archaeology.” The Petersburg Civil War Round Table (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… Read more »

Breakthrough Car Show

Join in the fun of this automotive extravaganza. Experience the sights and sounds of elegant autos from yesteryear to the technologically advanced super cars of today at the historic Hart Farm, which is part of Pamplin Historical Park located near Petersburg, VA. The Breakthrough Car Show is open to all makes, models and years of vehicles and anyone… Read more »