Statement Regarding Events in Charlottesville

STRATFORD, VA, (August 15, 2017) – Together with Virginians and citizens across our country, Stratford Hall is profoundly saddened by the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville this past weekend.  Yet at the same time we are heartened, together with countless others, by the resolve and resilience expressed in response to hatred and ignorance. Stratford Hall is a not-for-profit organization …

Stratford Hall Names Laura Fortsch as Director of Development

STRATFORD, VA, (August 4, 2017) – Stratford Hall announced today that Laura Rhodes Fortsch has assumed the responsibility of Director of Development.  In this capacity Mrs. Fortsch is responsible for the full range of Stratford’s funds development efforts, including the annual fund, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, Stratford’s donor societies and membership groups, fundraising events, and representation …

Stratford Hall’s West Yard Receives Major Work

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org           STRATFORD, VA, (January 26, 2017) – As Stratford continues the major restoration process of the Great House and the surrounding grounds, work is scheduled to begin (weather permitting) on Monday, January 30, 2017 to remove the magnolia trees on the west side of the Great House and the holly …

Stratford Hall Announces New Winter Operating Schedule

       STRATFORD, VA, (December 20, 2016) – Beginning on January 2, 2017, Stratford Hall will institute a new winter operating schedule that will run through February 28, 2017. Both the grounds and the Great House will be open daily to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We believe this schedule will give visitors the opportunity to experience Stratford …

Uncovering the Hidden Voices of Enslaved Cooks and their Contributions

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release                 STRATFORD, VA, (October 26, 2016) – On Saturday November 12, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Dr. Kelley Deetz will present a program on Virginia’s enslaved cooks, which will include a lecture in the duPont  Library and a tour of Stratford Hall’s historic kitchen—an eighteenth-century outbuilding. Drawing extensively from …

John S. Bacon Named Stratford Hall’s New Chief Executive

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release               STRATFORD, VA, (May 18, 2016) –The Board of Directors of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association today announced that John S. Bacon has been named President of Stratford Hall. In this capacity, Bacon will be responsible for raising the profile of Stratford Hall’s mission, directing operations on site, representing …

Stratford’s Traditional Trades Fair to Feature Building Trades

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release   STRATFORD, VA, (May 9, 2016) – On Saturday May 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Stratford Hall Traditional Trades Fair will explore another aspect of pre-industrial colonial America, and there will be plenty of activities for the whole family including colonial games, a kids scavenger hunt and trades …

Pardon Our Mess! Construction Underway on Stratford Hall’s New Front Entrance

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release   STRATFORD, VA, (February 25, 2016) – If you have recently driven by the entrance to Stratford Hall on State Rt. 214 you might wonder what all the activity is about. While the recent snow and rain has slowed progress, construction has now begun in full force that, when finished, will …

Stratford Hall Announces Winter Operating Schedule

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release   STRATFORD, VA, (December 9, 2015) – Beginning on January 2, 2016, Stratford Hall will institute its winter operating schedule. The grounds will be open daily to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A grounds pass is $7 for adults and $5 for children. The road to the beach …

Carter B. Refo Named Executive Director of Stratford Hall

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release     STRATFORD, VA, (August 26, 2015) – The Executive Committee of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, which owns and operates Stratford Hall, has named Carter B. Refo as Executive Director. His appointment was made following the death of Dr. Paul C. Reber, Stratford’s Executive Director for the past nine …

Standing Room Only Crowd Gathers At Memorial Service For Dr. Paul C. Reber, Stratford Hall Executive Director

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org   For Immediate Release             STRATFORD, VA, (August 23, 2015) – Representatives from the museum community, historic sites, the tourism community, cycling community, family, friends and the extended Stratford Hall family gathered on the Oval at Stratford Hall on Friday morning, August 21, to honor the memory of Dr. Paul C. Reber, Stratford’s Executive Director …