“The Fourth of July is one of the most monumental moments in American history,” said park creator Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. “It is a time of commemoration to remind us of the past battles fought and men who died, so that we may enjoy the liberties we delight in today.”
Independence Day events are open to the public and free with Park admission.
Located in Dinwiddie County, Va., the 424-acre Pamplin Historical Park houses four museums, four antebellum homes, battlefield fortifications, interpretive trails and living history venues. The Park’s centerpiece is the award-winning National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, which uses MP3 audio players along with computers, videos, life-sized dioramas, more than 1,000 original objects and a multisensory battlefield simulation to tell the story of the three million common soldiers who fought in the war.
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.”