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A special Father’s Day weekend event focused on cooking is coming up at Pamplin Park.

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is hosting a special Father’s Day weekend event focused on cooking in the antebellum era and the Civil War on June 15-16, 2018.

Daily between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm park visitors will be able to see period demonstrations highlighting culinary skills used on the plantation and learning how dedicated vegetable gardens provided a natural harvest for meals served in ‘the big house’ and sustained the enslaved living in the field quarters.

Additional cooking demonstrations will be held at the Park’s encampment area to illustrate how Civil War soldiers prepared their rations and sought out additional food through foraging. It was Napoleon Bonaparte who said that “an army marches on its stomach” which spoke to the fact that all soldiers have to eat and that the logistics of supplying them was vital to any successful campaign.

These special weekend programs and those usually offered daily at the Park are included with regular paid general admission.

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, Virginia 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 Battlefield of April 2, 1865 and America’s premiere participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp.

For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org.

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