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 …

DuPont Library Archives

Stratford Hall’s DuPont Library houses an expansive archives, containing documents and correspondence relating to Stratford’s historical development, buildings, structures, and gardens, and institutional processes. As this summer’s Archival Research intern, my work in the DuPont Library’s archives room has taken me back nearly a century to the 1920s and 30s. For the first phase of my project, I flipped through …

Reflections on Black History: “Telling One Story” Series Will Chronicle Educational Evolution in Westmoreland County

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (February 1, 2012) -On Saturday, February 25, 2012, from 3 to 5 p.m., the Armistead Tasker Johnson High School Museum (A.T. Johnson Museum), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Museum and Stratford Hall, will present the first of two seminars that will chronicle the evolution of white …

Stratford Hall Winter Operating Schedule 2011

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release Stratford Hall Announces Winter Operating Schedule STRATFORD, VA, (December 20, 2011) – Beginning on January 2, 2012, 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 …

Stratford Hall’s 1774 Christmastide Welcomes You To Celebrate the Spirit of the Season with the Lees

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (November 21, 2011) –Christmas was celebrated differently in late-18th-century Virginia. Many of the holiday trappings familiar to the current generation were unknown to the Lees of Stratford. Though there may not have been a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, or stockings hanging from a mantel, there would have …

Have A Stomping Good Time at Stratford Hall’s Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (September 9, 2011) – Join us for the 5th Annual Stratford Hall Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival on September 24 & 25, as we showcase the wineries of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail along with food offerings, live music, over 70 vendors and plenty of activities for children. …

Payne Family Members, Descendants of Slaves at Stratford Hall, to Hold Reunion on June 25, 2011

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (June 17, 2011) –With an oral tradition that their ancestors were slaves owned by Thomas Lee, Payne family members will be having a reunion at Stratford Hall on Saturday, June 25, 2011. The program will feature day long activities including music, African slave tales, and tours of …