Posted on Aug 18 2013 in General by admin
2.1 Detecting History: Metal Relics of the Civil War – Petersburg – August 24
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Saturday, August 24, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Park admission is required to enter the rest of the park and is $12/adult; $7/child (ages 6 through 12); children ages five and under are free.
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will sponsor a family-friendly event where kids can handle real pieces of Civil War history. A local metal detector club will share its members’ collections in the banquet room of the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. Learn how relic hunting, when done in a systematic fashion under controlled circumstances, has proven to be of great assistance to historians and archeologists on battlefields and at other historic sites.
The event will be a rare opportunity to see artifacts out from behind glass museum displays and get up close and personal to pieces of Civil War history. Artifacts on display will include guns, bullets, carved bullets, buttons, as well as plates, canteens, bottles, and other everyday soldier’s items. Visitors will be allowed to handle the artifacts using gloves the Park provides.
See the website for more information, or contact Kristy Fowler at 804-861-2408 or