SOURCE: Entrepreneur Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

April 21, 2016 09:00 ET

Pamplin Historical Park Offers Summer Enrichment Activities for Young Learners

Civil War Discovery Program Keeps Kids Active and Teaches Valuable Skills

PETERSBURG, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2016) - Pamplin Historical Park, founded and owned by Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., invites children to continue learning and exploring beyond the school year at its 424-acre Civil War history park. The park offers customized guides and activities for young visitors across the park's two award-winning museums, four antebellum homes and living history venues. 

"Successfully engaging younger learners in a historical experience is one of the park's specialties," said Dr. Pamplin. "Through our Discovery Program, our goal is to approach children on their terms and lead them into fun and interesting activities throughout the park."

The Discovery Program, aimed at children ages eight to 13, begins at the museum gallery. Here, they are introduced to Delevan Miller, a 13-year-old drummer boy who served with the 2nd New York Heavy Artillery Regiment. Outfitted with personal MP3 players, children hear Miller's actual words as he describes his experiences in the Civil War. They also hear a special gallery narration scripted for children.

At the Military Encampment, children can enter The Discovery Hut and sample Civil War uniforms and period clothing that is just their size. They can also try their hand at interactive computer kiosks in the Battlefield Center that feature learning games and quizzes based on what they have seen at the park.

Kids from across the country have enjoyed Pamplin Historical Park for years. For more details on the park's Discovery Program visit http://www.pamplinpark.org/children.html or call (804) 861-2408. The park, including the Discovery Program, is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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 also the site of the Breakthrough battle of April 2, 1865, and America's premier participatory 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 16 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.

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