Tag: living history

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 »

Victory Over Japan Living History Event

This living history event commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Guests will have the opportunity to learn from living historians portraying soldiers who fought in the Pacific Theater and about a number of different aspects of a soldier’s life to include weapons, signals and communications, and tactical demonstrations. World War… Read more »

Independence Day Celebration

Proclaim America’s Independence with us on July 4, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with activities and programs. 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… Read more »

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

*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 »

Homeschool Day

*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 »

Volunteer Open Houses

We offer fun volunteer opportunities to help preserve history, and promote education! As President John F. Kennedy said, “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” Park staff will share information on volunteer opportunities at the Park and hold on-site interviews on Thursday, January 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday,… Read more »

Volunteer Open Houses

We offer fun volunteer opportunities to help preserve history, and promote education! As President John F. Kennedy said, “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” Park staff will share information on volunteer opportunities at the Park and hold on-site interviews on Thursday, January 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday,… Read more »

Volunteer Open Houses

We offer fun volunteer opportunities to help preserve history, and promote education! As President John F. Kennedy said, “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” Park staff will share information on volunteer opportunities at the Park and hold on-site interviews on Thursday, January 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday,… Read more »

Tea & Tidings

The Park hosts several themed tea events throughout the year and this one offers the same tasty tea and treats with a program highlighting holiday traditions. Park staff attired in antebellum clothing will explore the origins and stories behind traditional holiday decorations such as bells, candles, candy canes, garland, stockings, wreaths and more. Discover the origins… Read more »

A Christmas Past

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 works is his creation of… Read more »