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December 2017

Stratford Hall Christmastide (cancelled due to inclement weather)

December 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Christmastide event scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 2017 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Saturday, December 9, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate the Christmas season through the traditions, songs, dances, conversations, and stories passed down through the generations at Stratford Hall. Your Christmastide journey can begin with our new “Tavern” experience, featuring the 18th-century music of Colonial Faire and both traditional and contemporary foods. Wine and beer are available at a cash bar. Or, you can start at…

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Plant Medicine

December 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

Did you know that certain weeds can stop an itchy mosquito bite, soothe cold and flu symptoms or even provide the perfect pick-me-up? Learn about the medicines contained in many of the easily found and identifiable plants that grow right here in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Herbalist Heather Bedford will give a basic primer on how to find and use plants to help ease a variety of conditions. Common or invasive? Heather will tell all as well as discuss…

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January 2018

The Lees: A Birthday Celebration

January 13 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

  You are invited to join us Saturday, January 13, 2018 for our annual birthday celebration for the Lees at Stratford Hall! This family-fun event includes self-guided tours of Stratford’s historic Great House, the “Civil War Civilians of Spottsylvania Historical Interpreters,” a scavenger hunt for kids, Wrights Delight BBQ, and the live 19th Century music of Doug Marshall and Company. In keeping with tradition, guests can top off the celebration with a slice of birthday cake!   Schedule of Activities:…

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Stratford Hall Specialty Tours

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - February 28 @ 2:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

Join us each Wednesday from 1:00pm - 2:00pm for a behind-the-scenes tour featuring different unique areas of Stratford Hall!

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Reading Lee with Dr. Peter Carmichael: The Fate of a Confederate Deserter after Gettysburg

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Theater at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States

On August 20, 1863, thirteen veteran soldiers from the 3rd North Carolina decided that they'd had enough of war. That evening, in the blackness of night, they picked up their rifles, slung on their cartridge belts, and escaped into the woods. From that point on there was no turning back. Please join us at Central Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg for our “Reading Lee Series” and learn why these soldiers deserted and what happened to them during their journey. Our…

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February 2018

Geo Series: Are Birds Dinosaurs?

February 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

  Dr. Dolby, a nationally recognized ornithologist demystifies the evidence supporting avian evolution and pre-avian dinosaurs. He poses an interesting question and offers some background: Tyrannosaurus rex at my bird feeder? It may be hard to fathom that the chickadee at your feeder is close kin to the mightiest predators to ever roam the earth. However, biologists have long suspected a historical relationship between dinosaurs and birds. Evidence supporting such links between animal groups can be difficult to find, but over…

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Kitchen Table Stories: Aaron Anderson – African American Civil War Hero and Medal of Honor Recipient

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to delve into the past and learn more about a true hero in American history! This year’s Kitchen Table Stories will feature Dr. Peter Luebke, historian for the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C., and Stratford Hall’s own Public Events Manager Jon Bachman. Dr. Luebke will present on African American Sailors during the Civil War, highlighting the Potomac Flotilla. Mr. Bachman will share a biographic sketch of African American Aaron Anderson, whose heroic…

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March 2018

Bald Eagle Release at Stratford Hall

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
Free

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release a bald eagle on Friday, March 23 at noon at Stratford Hall. The release event is free and open to the public. A month ago, Collections Manager Karen Louvar was walking the grounds of Stratford when she saw a bald eagle fall from a tree. The eagle was unable to fly; a conservation police officer captured the bird and took it to a wildlife…

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Forum on Racial Understanding: Waking Up White with Debby Irving (cancelled)

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Forum on Racial Understanding: Waking Up White with Debby Irving scheduled for March 24, 2018 has been cancelled. We look forward to welcoming our guests for the full range of upcoming public programs and forums on Stratford’s calendar.

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
Free

Join us March 31, 2018 for the Stratford Hall Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Free event to the public. Sponsored and organized by the local #32 Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) of the Northern Neck. Event begins promptly at 11:00 a.m.

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April 2018

Kayaking on the Potomac (cancelled)

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

Due to inclement weather, Kayaking on the Potomac on April 7, 2018 has been canceled. Our Public Events Manager will contact all participants pre-registered to reschedule.

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Landscape Series: Family Trek – The Spring Forest

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

Join us for Stratford Hall’s 2018 Landscape Series kick off family adventure event: Family Trek – The Spring Forest! Featuring a presentation in the duPont Library by local master naturalist Harry Puffenbarger and a hike through the Stratford landscape, this event will deepen your appreciation of the woodlands and fields at Stratford Hall. Preregistration before April 11 is strongly encouraged.

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