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 …

Stratford Hall’s Traditional Trades Fair Will Showcase Skills Used by 18th-Century Artisans

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (May 12, 2011) – Join us at Stratford Hall on Saturday, May 21, 2011, rain or shine, as we showcase the skills employed by eighteenth-century artisans in the traditional trades. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., over two dozen demonstrators and artisans will display, discuss and demonstrate …

Celebrate Mother’s Day in a special way at Stratford Hall’s Coaching & Concert on the Oval

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (April 19, 2011) – Coaching has been a Stratford Hall tradition for nearly 40 years. This year spend Mother’s Day, May 8, on the Northern Neck for a special celebration with your grandmothers, mothers and daughters. Stratford Hall is adding several new elements to the traditional Coaching …

The Women in Robert E. Lee’s Life: A Symposium

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (February 22, 2011) – In honor of Women’s History Month, Stratford Hall is hosting a special symposium on the women who impacted Robert E. Lee’s life. This groundbreaking symposium, to be held on March 19, 2011, will feature noted Lee biographer Elizabeth Brown Pryor; historian Nora Brooks; …

Northern Neck Agricultural Summit To Be Held At Stratford Hall On March 11, 2011

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (February 16, 2011) – Stratford Hall will host a Northern Neck Agricultural Summit on Friday, March 11, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Matt Lohr. Other speakers will include representatives from Virginia Cooperative Extension, …