Stratford Hall Announces Winter Operating Schedule

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (December 12, 2013) – Beginning on January 2, 2014, 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 $5 for adults and $3 for children. The road to the …

Stratford Hall’s 2014 Grandparent/Grandchild Camps Will Feature Spy-Related Activities

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release Lee family members were involved in espionage during American Revolution STRATFORD, VA, (December 12, 2013) – Stratford’s 2014 Summer Grandparent-Grandchild Campers will, among many other activities, learn how some of the Lees were involved in manners of espionage during the American Revolutionary War. For example, in addition to his …

From Sicily to Stratford Hall: World-Renowned Sicilian Chef Fabrizia Lanza to give talk and host luncheon in November

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (October 24, 2013) –Join us on Saturday, November 16, 2013, beginning at 11:00 a.m. for a very special opportunity when Ms. Fabrizia Lanza, Sicilian chef and proprietor of the Case Vecchie cooking school, visits Stratford Hall for a talk and luncheon. Ms. Lanza, daughter of the late …

Edible Plants of Virginia Program at Stratford Hall with Nationally Known Author & Naturalist Hal Wiggins

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release July 13, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. STRATFORD, VA, (June 20, 2013) –Join nationally known author and naturalist Hal Wiggins as he presents both a discussion and field experience on identifying edible plants found on the grounds of Stratford Hall on July 13, 2013 from 9 a.m. to …

Stratford Hall Receives Grant from The Dominion Foundation Towards Providing New Nature Trail Experience

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (June 5, 2013) –Stratford Hall was among the 17 organizations receiving grants in the first round of a $500,000 environmental grant program by The Dominion Foundation, the charitable arm of Dominion Resources, the parent company of Virginia Power. “We are pleased that The Dominion Foundation has recognized …

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. …