Tag: living history

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 »

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 »

Independence Day Weekend

Join us for an Independence Day tribute from July 4th to July 5th. See an artillery firing and color guard demonstration. Attend living history programs and demonstrations by costumed interpreters. See what life was really like for the common Civil War soldier, or explore what life was really like on an authentic 19th century plantation…. Read more »

Call Out the Volunteers

Experience the early war period and musket drill with living historians. Additional event details TBA

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

Join us as we remember the 155th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle, which ended the 292-day Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Petersburg and Richmond. A mere seven days later the surrender took place at Appomattox. The Breakthrough Battlefield site is preserved today along with two miles of original Confederate earthworks where visitors… 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 »

Educate for the Future on #GIVINGTUESDAY

Join Pamplin Historical Park this December 3, 2019 for #GivingTuesday as we celebrate by accepting donations to support the A. Wilson Greene Scholarship Fund which provides funding for schools struggling with field trip transportation costs. Help us reach our goal of $10,000 to help fund the cost of motor coach rentals for under-funded schools. #GivingTuesday is… Read more »

Veterans Day

As former U.S. President Ronald Reagan stated “We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry… Read more »