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Time Change for Today's Corling's Corner Program
The time for today's (June 14) Corling's Corner event has been changed from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This program focuses on the slave trade in Petersburg and occurs at the corner of Sycamore and Bank Streets.
Petersburg National Battlefield is administered by the National Park Service. We are pleased to offer a variety of education programs designed to teach students of all ages about the cultural and natural resources within our park. These programs have been developed to enhance your classroom instruction and to fulfill the Virginia Standards of Learning objectives for the appropriate grade levels.
The Educator's Guide is designed to make your Battlefield visit a positive one. Visiting the Battlefield will give your class a glimpse of the nine and a half-month struggle that took place here during the final stages of the Civil War, from June 15, 1864 to April 2, 1865. In commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of Petersburg, an important element of the story is the effect that the military operations had on the daily lives of civilians and soldiers; black and white, Confederate and Union. The Battlefield remains today, a reminder of these historic events. Education programs are designed to enhance the military and human aspects of the campaign.
We also have a variety of programs that we can bring to your classroom. Our new Mobile Education Classroom is ready to visit your school. Please contact our Education Specialist to set up your visit.
The 2012-2013 Educators Guide is available now. To receive a copy of the new guide, please email our Education Specialist. We also have a DVD of our video collection that we can send you. You can also download a PDF copy of the Educators guide here.
Did You Know?
From the summer of 1862 until the spring of 1863, Confederate Captain Charles Dimmock appealed to slaveholders to hire their enslaved people, and also hired free black laborers to dig the ten-mile defense line around the City of Petersburg. The defenses became known as the Dimmock Line.