PETERSBURG, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2016) - Pamplin Historical Park founder and owner Robert B. Pamplin Jr. invites the public to the 2016 Focus Weekend event "Lighting the Way" to learn about the process of candle making during the Civil War era. The Focus Weekend event series explores everyday life in the 19th century as seen through the lens of modern life. The "Lighting the Way" presentation will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Pamplin Historical Park's Education Center. This event is free with park admission and open to the public.
"Well before electricity became widespread, candles were a necessity of daily life," said Pamplin. "Teaching the craft of candle making is one of the many ways the park continues the mission of imparting the fascinating and dynamic stories of America's Civil War era with today's audiences."
Please find additional details on the event below:
Lighting the Way: Candle Making Event at Pamplin Historical Park
What: As part of Pamplin Historical Park's Focus Weekends event series, the public is invited to learn about the process of candle making during the Civil War era.
Where: Pamplin Historical Park
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
When: Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information about Focus Weekend events or general park inquiries, call (804) 861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org.
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 the site of the Petersburg Breakthrough of April 2, 1865, and hosts America's premier Civil War participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org.
About Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
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 24 books and comic books, including two book-of-the-month club selections. Pamplin's business interests include media (the Portland Tribune and 25 community newspapers), textiles, construction and agriculture. He has been awarded many honorary degrees and featured in national magazines, in newspapers and on television. He has served on presidential and state commissions, and he has been chairman of the board of trustees of three colleges. Pamplin is widely recognized as America's leading historical preservationist and foremost diversified entrepreneur. For more information, visit www.pamplin.org. For more information about Dr. Pamplin's preservation efforts, visit www.pamplincollection.org.