Traditional Trades at Stratford Hall: Ore to Ax Program Offers Rare Opportunity to Observe Colonial Iron Making

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release May 25, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. STRATFORD, VA, (May 7, 2013) –To celebrate National Preservation Month, Stratford Hall will offer visitors a rare opportunity to observe the traditional methods of colonial iron making, smelting, forging and farriering. These demonstrations, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May …

The Lee Women at Stratford: Choices at Hand

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (March 4, 2013) –Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the duPont Library, for a special program in honor of women’s history month. Through a series of skits based on historical documentation, costumed living history presenters will highlight personal choices …

Stratford Hall’s Grandparent/Grandchild Camps Offer Non-residential Option for Local Residents in 2013

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (February 18, 2013) –By popular demand, Stratford Hall’s Grandparent-Grandchild camps has made special arrangements for campers who live within a 30 minute-plus driving range of Stratford. While this popular intergenerational residential program normally includes two night lodging in the Cheek Guest House, for campers who would just …

Reflections on Black History: The Rosenwald School at Kremlin, VA

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (February 7, 2013) –Join us on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Rosenwald School in Westmoreland County, for the fourth in our series of Reflections on Black History. The program is free to the public and is open to all ages. …

Stephens Named to Head Stratford Hall’s New Emphasis On Lodging, Dining and Meetings

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (January 22, 2013) –Stratford Hall is well-known as a beautifully maintained part of Virginia’s stately past and was once home to the Lees of Virginia. However, what has been the well-kept secret of a few savvy travelers recently went public with an extensive article by Guy Trebay …

Stratford Hall’s “Reading Lee” Lecture Series Will Feature Dr. Gary Gallagher at Central Rappahannock Library’s Headquarters Theater on January 24, 2013

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (January 15, 2013) –Stratford Hall is proud to announce the second in a series of lectures, offered free to the public, featuring noted authors discussing their books on the life and military achievements of Robert E. Lee. This year join Dr. Gary W. Gallagher at the Headquarters Theater of …

Virginia’s Civil War 150 HistoryMobile Coming to Stratford Hall on January 19, on Anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s Birthday

Tractor-trailer ‘museum on wheels’ is filled with interactive exhibits and activities Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release     STRATFORD, VA, (January 11, 2013) –History is on the move in Virginia as the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile rolls into Stratford Hall for a one-day visit on Saturday, January 19, 2013, as part of the celebration of Robert E. …

Custis S. Glover, Lee Family Descendant, To Head Stratford Hall Board of Directors

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (For immediate release) – Custis S. Glover, has begun a three-year term as President of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association (RELMA). The association owns and operates Stratford Hall, a National Historic Landmark located on 1,900 acres on the Potomac River in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Mrs. Glover, …

An Update from Lodging

Stratford Hall Plantation is well-known as a beautifully maintained parcel of Virginia’s stately past and once home to the Lee’s of Virginia. However, what has been the well-kept secret of a few savvy travelers recently went public with an extensive article, by Guy Trebay, in the New York Times Travel and Leisure section: “Virginia’s Lost History”, November 25, 2012 . …

Reinterpreting & Furnishing the Parlor at Stratford

Since its restoration in the 1940s, Room 202 has been furnished and interpreted as a parlor. The original c. 1946 restoration of the room (including furnishing acquisition) was made possible through the Princeton Fund, with funds raised by Princeton alumni (Henry Lee III was a Princeton alum) and donated to the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation (now Association). As far …

Stratford Hall Launches “Securing A Place for the Past,” A $17 Million Comprehensive Campaign

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (October 24, 2012) – The Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, Inc., announced today the public phase of a $17 million dollar comprehensive campaign that will include further restoration to Stratford Hall’s Great House and gardens, a newly expanded Visitor Center, new electronic based tours, new entrance gate …