PETERSBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To honor and celebrate America’s Independence Day, Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., and Pamplin Historical Park will host a day of festivities on July 4, complete with feature film presentations, plantation and battlefield tours and a commemorative artillery demonstration.
“The Fourth of July is one of the most monumental moments in American history,” said park creator Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. “It is a time of commemoration to remind us of the past battles fought and men who died, so that we may enjoy the liberties we delight in today.”
Pamplin Historical Park Fourth of July Program Schedule
|10:00 – 4:00 p.m.||Ongoing Costumed Living History at Tudor Hall Plantation and Military Encampment|
|10:30 – 10:50 a.m.||Rifle Demonstration|
|11:00 – 11:45 a.m.||Plantation Tour|
|12:00 – 12:50 p.m.||Civil War Combat Film – Viewer discretion advised|
|1:00 – 1:15 p.m.||Fourth of July Commemoration & Artillery Demonstration|
|2:30 – 2:50 p.m.||Rifle Demonstration|
|3:15 – 4:00 p.m.||Breakthrough Battlefield Tour|
|3:30 – 4:20 p.m.||Civil War Combat Film – Viewer discretion advised|
Independence Day events are open to the public and free with Park admission.
Located in Dinwiddie County, Va., the 424-acre Pamplin Historical Park houses four museums, four antebellum homes, battlefield fortifications, interpretive trails and living history venues. The Park’s centerpiece is the award-winning National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, which uses MP3 audio players along with computers, videos, life-sized dioramas, more than 1,000 original objects and a multisensory battlefield simulation to tell the story of the three million common soldiers who fought in the war.
Throughout the spring and into the summer, Pamplin Historical Park will host a number of events designed for both families and history enthusiasts. For reservations or more information, call 804-861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org/events.html.
About Pamplin Historical Park
One of “Virginia’s Best Places to Visit,” according to the Travel Channel, and designated as a National Historic Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 424-acre Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County, Va., offering a combination of high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. The park has four world-class museums and four antebellum homes. The park is the site of the Petersburg Breakthrough of April 2, 1865, and hosts America’s premier Civil War participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org.
About Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. has earned eight degrees including two doctorates in business, economics, accounting, education, and theology. He has been honored nationally as a businessman, philanthropist, ordained minister, educator, historical preservationist, and author of fourteen books including two book-of-the-month club selections. Dr. Pamplin's business interests include Media - Portland Tribune and 25 community newspapers, textiles, construction, and agriculture. He has been awarded many honorary degrees, and featured in national magazines, newspapers, and on television. He has served on Presidential and State Commissions, and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for three colleges.
National and local publications have written of Dr. Pamplin - “Not since the late Victorians has any person accomplished so much in a...single concentrated life.”
For more information about Pamplin’s preservation efforts, visit www.pamplincollection.org.