Tag: Richmond

Roundtable: Battle of Glendale

Join speaker Doug Crenshaw as he shares the story of “The Battle of Glendale.” 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 who are already members of… Read more »

124th New York Living History at Pamplin Park

The recreated 124th New York Infantry Regiment living history group will be at the park on August 13, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with activities and programs. Families will enjoy the chance to drill with the troops while they share why they fought and explain the equipment and life of the men during… Read more »

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

Join us as we remember the 157th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. At 4:40 a.m. April 2, 1865, some 14,000 Union soldiers moved forward in the chilly gloom toward the Confederate fortifications six miles southwest of Petersburg. Less than an hour later, the… Read more »

Veterans Day

Pamplin Historical Park will offer multiple programs throughout the day, to include presentations on artillery “The King of Battle”, a lecture and living-history demonstration on the Spanish-American War, a live musical performance of soldier’s songs and a ceremony with cannon fire salute. A Veterans Day ceremony will start at noon with a presentation of colors… Read more »

Symposium 2021 Special Tour

Join Pamplin Historical Park’s Executive Director, Jerry “Dez” Desmond, and park historian, Tim Talbott, as we explore events in June of 1862 when 105,000 Union soldiers prepared to lay siege to the Confederate capital, Richmond, and end the Civil War. Seizing the initiative, new appointed Confederate commander, Robert E. Lee, lashed out at the Federals,… Read more »

Fall Homeschool Day

Pamplin Historical Park is offering its annual Fall Homeschool Day on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. Students will be led by an experienced park educator through three of our programs: “Why They Fought,” an interactive program which gives students a better understanding about why the nation divided and came to war;… Read more »

Mother’s Day Tea

Join us for this Mother’s Day for great tea and gourmet treats shared with your special mom as you explore the world of Jane Austen and her stories. Austen focused on on mothers and their children in her works; Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. Discussions will include comparisons between… Read more »

Spring Homeschool Day

Students will be led by an experienced park educator through three of our programs: “Soldier Life,” which gives hands-on opportunities to understand the challenges faced by Union and Confederate soldiers; “Plantation Life,” which discusses the lives of people in the antebellum South; and a visit through the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. We… Read more »

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

Join us as we remember the 156th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. The Park hosts a schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors. Saturday, April 3, 2021 10:30 – 11:00 am “Load in Nine Times” firing demonstration at the Museum 11:15 –… Read more »

Breakthrough Anniversary Walking Tour

Park historians will lead a tour through the Breakthrough Battle of April 2nd, 1865 while bringing the conflict and personalities alive for this special experience on the actual battlefield. The tour will begin at the Jones Farm parking area located at 6503 Church Road, Petersburg 23803. Attendees will follow the route of the Union Army… Read more »