Presented by Pamplin Historical Park
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Park with a new exhibit opening and special activities throughout the weekend.
A special Memorial Day program will begin at 12:30pm. During this program, visitors will hear Jake Wynn, Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, speak about Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office in Washington D.C. Barton’s efforts helped thousands of family members and friends find out the fate of their soldier loved ones in effort to hopefully reunite or gain closure. The program will also include an artillery firing followed by the presentation of the colors and a playing of Taps.
A Breakthrough Battlefield Tour will give visitors a chance to learn about the events of April 2, 1865 which is followed by bugle calls and a Civil War camp life demonstration. The viewing of “War So Terrible” which follows two Civil War soldiers, Benjamin Franklin Meyers of the Union and Andrew Jackson Stewart of the Confederacy, will be shown in the Battlefield Center. Programming will conclude with Civil War musical selections performed by the Haversacks & Hardtack String Band in the Education Center.
All events and activities included with Park admission.
Pamplin Historical Park 25th Anniversary Weekend
Sunday, May 26
10:00 am – 10:20 am Opening of PHP 25th Anniversary Exhibit (Battlefield Center)
10:30 am – 10:50 am Children’s Book Reading (Battlefield Center Theater – Family Under Fire)
11:00 am – 11:45 am Period Baseball Game (Battlefield Center Field)
12:00 am – 12:45 pm Time Capsule Deposit (Tudor Hall)
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Breakthrough Battlefield Tour (Preservation Focused)
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Children’s Book Reading (Military Encampment – Pink and Say)
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Jamestown Youth Choir
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Children’s Book Reading (Tudor Hall Front Yard Shade – Henry’s Freedom Box)
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Period Dancing School (Cafe and Banquet Room)
4:15 – 4:30 pm Scavenger Hunt and Photo Contest Winners Announced (Café)
5:00 – 5:45 pm 26 North Carolina Brass Band Performance (Indoors – Rotunda – NMCWH)
Ongoing throughout the day:
Period games at Tudor Hall
Crafts (pay for play; string buzzers at Tudor Hall, mini-signal flags at the Military Encampment)
Monday, May 27
8:30 am – 10:00 am Members Breakfast RSVP & membership required to attend ($15/person in Banquet Room)
10:00 am – 10:45 am 25th Anniversary Ceremony (NMCWS)
11:00 am – 11:45 am Lay of the Land Walking Tour (Tudor Hall)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Memorial Day Commemoration
Lecture/Jake Wynn, Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office, Washington, DC (Education Center)
followed by Honor Guard Presentation, Artillery Firing, and Taps (Fortification Exhibit)
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Civil War Bugle Calls & Camp Life Demonstration (Military Encampment)
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Breakthrough Battlefield Tour (Battlefield Center)
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm War So Terrible: Civil War Combat Film (Battlefield Center)