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, …

Journey Back To 1774: A Stratford Hall Christmastide

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (November 26, 2010) – Plan to bring your family to our annual Christmastime event on Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Journey back to December 11, 1774 and enjoy the sights, sounds and fragrances of the Christmas season at Stratford Hall. Enter the Visitor …

Stratford Hall’s Chesapeake Bay Wine & Harvest Festival Expanded to Two Day Event

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (August 26, 2010) – Stratford Hall’s popular fall festival has been expanded to a two day event this year, September 25 & 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and will feature the wine and wineries of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail. Taking part in …

Free Concert by 380th Army Band Will Highlight Lees and Independence Event

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (May 19, 2010) – A free evening concert by the 380th Army Band, a revolutionary war encampment by the First Virginia Regiment with firing demonstrations, a special appearance by Richard Henry Lee, a book signing by Albert H. Tillson, Jr., and many free activities for children are …

Horse Mural Highlights Stratford Hall’s Ongoing Conservation Efforts

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (May 12, 2010) – In recognition of May as National Museum Month and in joining with other Virginia museums in empathizing conservation efforts, Stratford Hall’s Southwest Outbuilding features a newly restored 19th century horse mural over the fireplace in the work shop room. The conservation project, which …

April 9, 1781: Westmoreland Militia Repels British Raid on Stratford

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (March 30, 2010) – On this date two hundred and twenty-nine years ago, near the end of the American Revolution, sailors from armed British vessels anchored in the Potomac near St. Clement’s [Blackistone] Island, attempted to land at Stratford Landing as part of their mission to destroy …