Presented by Pamplin Historical Park
This weekend come to Pamplin Park and explore mid-19th century efforts to use timber in civilian products and military construction. There will be several 30-minute woodworking demonstrations at Tudor Hall Plantation and the Military Encampment areas and these will occur multiple times throughout the 2 days. Staff in period attire at Tudor Hall will demonstrate woodworking skills and the required tools used in the production of common items of the era and you will be able to join in on the discussion. At the military encampment soldiers will demonstrate the construction of earthworks, revetments and other obstacles. You will join in to help weave gabion baskets used in earthwork construction. You will hear about how soldiers used every part of a tree for different purposes from firewood to building fabrication. Twice each day (11 – 11:45 & 2 – 2:45) there will be a special Tudor Hall Walking Tour focused on timber removal to create fields for crops and different types of wood construction. Also, on both afternoons there will be special Breakthrough Battlefield Tours (1 – 1:45 & 3 – 3:45) comparing today’s battlefield landscape to that of period photos.