PETERSBURG, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2016) - Pamplin Historical Park founder and owner Robert B. Pamplin Jr. invites teachers to learn more about the Civil War through classes, lectures and hands-on activities at two Teacher Institutes. These forums are hosted at the park in June and July.
"Pamplin Historical Park is honored to offer this opportunity to teachers and in turn, their students," said Dr. Pamplin. "This is an opportunity to bring the Civil War alive for new generations and we aim to equip teachers with new and exciting ways to present this significant historical time to their students."
The theme for the first session offered June 27 through July 1 is "Practical Applications for Teaching Slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction" and costs $199. The second, shorter session runs July 27 through 29 and is centered around "The Old South and Slavery: Relevance for Today" and is $125. Both sessions run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day and offer the opportunity for participants to earn Virginia Department of Education professional development points.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.pamplinpark.org/events.html or call 804-861-2408.
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, 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 battle of April 2, 1865, and America's premier participatory Civil War experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org.
About Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
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 23 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. 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." For more information, visit www.pamplin.org. For more information about Pamplin's preservation efforts, visit www.pamplincollection.org.