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  • Grandparent Grandchild Summer Camp

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    August 2-4 Grandparent/Grandchild Camp This 3-day summer camp is packed with enjoyable activities for kids and their grandparent/s. For more information, please contact Mary Bowman, coordinator....

    August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 4 @ 5:00 pm
  • Free Day to Welcome Home Mr. Pitt

    On Friday, August 5th we will be having a FREE admission community day in honor of the unveiling of the reproduction William Pitt portrait. About 250 years ago the citizens of Westmoreland County commissioned a portrait of William Pitt. William Pitt was a staunch support of colonial rights and calle...

    August 5 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Stratford Under Our Feet with Dr. Robert Weems

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    Join us on August 20, 2016, for Stratford Under Our Feet with paleontologist Robert Weems for a lecture/field exploration of the geology of the Miocene-era Stratford Cliffs. $55 adults; $30 for children 8-13; limited to ages 8 yrs. old and up; 9:30 AM - 4 PM...

    August 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Last week we shared a video of the Pitt portrait installation in the Parlor. Today for #tbt we are sharing an early picture of the room restoration...when the furniture was just being moved out. The Parlor looks so different without the green walls and purple carpet! ...

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On a hot day, such as we’ve experienced this week, you might wish for a pitcher and basin. This particular set features a band of colorful florals and fruit. The central medallion contains a river scene. All quite appropriate for a summer bath.

Porcelain, c. 1790-1810
Courtesy of Mrs. Thomas Edwards [1941.014]
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On Friday, August 5th we will be having a FREE admission community day in honor of the unveiling of the reproduction William Pitt portrait. The Great House will be open to visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Make sure to visit the toga station where you can dress up and have fun taking photos like Mr. Pitt! Use the hashtag #PoselikePitt to share your photos!

Afterwards head to downtown Montross to take part in their First Friday Art Walk, Market Day & Music Series! The market opens at noon with a wonderful selection of local produce, arts & crafts, food vendors, and much more. Enjoy wine and live music from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.!
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Free Day to Welcome Home Mr. Pitt!

August 5, 2016, 9:30am - August 5, 2016, 4:00pm

On Friday, August 5th we will be having a free admission community day in honor of the unveiling of the reproduction William Pitt portrait. About 250 years ago the citizens of Westmoreland County commissioned a portrait of William Pitt. William Pitt was a staunch support of colonial rights and called for a repeal of the 1765 Stamp Act in a provocative speech to Parliament in 1766. When the portrait hung at Richard Henry Lee’s Chantilly a framed copy of William Pitt’s speech against the stamp act was displayed alongside it. A copy of the speech is currently on display at Stratford Hall. The Pitt portrait hung in the Parlor of the Great House from 1794 to 1821 before being returned to the Westmoreland County Courthouse. The Parlor is currently being restored to reflect 1795, a time when the portrait resided at Stratford Hall. The William Pitt portrait installation is a key component of the Parlor restoration. The original portrait is currently on display at the Westmoreland CountyMuseum in downtown Montross, Virginia. The Great House will be open to visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Make sure to visit the toga station where you can dress up and have fun taking photos like Mr. Pitt! Use the hashtag #PoselikePitt to share your photos! Afterwards head to downtown Montross to take part in their First Friday Art Walk, Market Day & Music Series! The market opens at noon with a wonderful selection of local produce, arts & crafts, food vendors, and much more. Enjoy wine and live music from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.! Check out the First Friday event page below. www.facebook.com/events/282551225439128/

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