Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. Invites the Public to Pamplin Historical Park for Traditional Christmas Tea
Drawing on historical traditions, founder and owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., invites the public to Pamplin Historical Park's Tea & Tidings, a celebration that offers guests an opportunity to experience Christmas as it would have been celebrated in the Civil War era. The event will take place at 2 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 14.
"At Pamplin Park we want to truly demonstrate what it was like during the Civil War, not only through the battlefield events, but through daily life and celebrations away from armed conflict," said Dr. Pamplin. "Many holidays we commemorate today are the culmination of years of tradition, and we want to engage and inform visitors by recreating previous iterations of these joyful times."
With ladies and gentleman in attire of the era, guests will dine on gourmet treats and sip a variety of teas that were available during the Civil War. Attendees will also learn about etiquette of the 19th century. For example, according to historians, removing food from the table was an indication of improper upbringing, but nowadays, plating food and taking home leftovers are commonplace.
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier are located at 6125 Boydton Plank Road in Petersburg, Virginia. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $18 for park members. For reservations or more information, call (804) 861-2408 or visit http://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 also the site of the Breakthrough battle of April 2, 1865, and America's premier 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. is the creator and benefactor of Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. He is one of America's leading historic preservationists. For more information about Dr. Pamplin's preservation efforts, visit www.pamplincollection.org.