PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On July 18, 2014, Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. was honored with the Shelby Foote Preservation Legacy Award by the Civil War Trust, at a ceremony held in Atlanta, for his preservation work related to Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. This prestigious honor is awarded solely to those individuals who have demonstrated exceptional merit in Civil War battlefield preservation and heritage education.
Dr. Pamplin established the Park in the early 1990s after a Civil War battlefield preservation group alerted him that a tract of land belonging to his ancestors during the Civil War in Dinwiddie County, VA could be purchased and preserved. Since 1994, the Park has undergone a number of expansions to reach its current size of 424 acres, with over five miles of trails, four museums and four antebellum homes.
“One of my greatest achievements has been the preservation of historical artifacts and sites so that future generations will remember and honor the brave soldiers who fought and died to create the liberties that we all enjoy today,” said Dr. Pamplin. “I am honored to be recognized by the Civil War Trust for my preservation efforts and look forward to continuing my work in preservation in the future.”
Dr. Pamplin and the Pamplin Foundation own one of the largest collections of Civil War photographic images, artifacts and historical documents in private hands. Much of the collection can be found at the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier at Pamplin Historical Park.
In addition to collecting Civil War Historical materials, the Pamplin International Collection of Art & History contains more than 100,000 objects illuminating the artistic heritage of China, the American Indians, Europe and America.
Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. is a businessman, philanthropist, author, historical preservationist, ordained Minister and educator. As chairman, president and CEO of R.B. Pamplin Corporation, his business interests include media, textiles, construction and agriculture. He has authored 14 books and earned eight degrees (including two doctorates), in business administration, economics, accounting, education and theology. In addition to this latest award, Dr. Pamplin has received many honorary degrees and notable national awards, including America’s Outstanding Individual Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Volunteers of America’s National Volunteer of the Year and Beta Gamma Sigma International’s Business Achievement Award.
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.