Stratford Hall to Host Three-Day Residential Symposium on Slavery for Teachers, October 2-4, 2009

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (August 5, 2009) A three-day residential Symposium on Slavery will introduce participants to noted slavery scholars, along with the best literature available on the topic, and also heighten participants’ understanding of electronic resources that can be highly beneficial in the classroom. The symposium’s Friday through Sunday schedule …

Virginia’s Colonial Mansions

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (October 9, 2008) – Stratford Hall, in cooperation with the Menokin Foundation and the University of Mary Washington, will present a symposium entitled “Cultural Landscapes of the Northern Neck: Virginia’s Colonial Mansions.” The three day symposium will run from October 23 through October 25, 2008. During the …

Historical Haunts Returns

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (October 9, 2008) – On Saturday, October 25, 2008, from 6-8 p.m., Stratford Hall will host its second annual Historical Haunts program. Activities will include ghost tours of the Great House, pumpkin painting, various Halloween crafts, picture-taking with Frankenstein and a witch, and an 18th-century fortune teller. …

Northern Neck Food & Harvest Festival

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (September 18, 2008) – Groups and organizations from the five counties in the Northern Neck will usher in the fall season at the Northern Neck Food and Harvest Festival being held at Stratford Hall on September 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day long event …

National Grandparents Day Celebration

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (August 25, 2008) – On Sunday, September 7, 2008, Stratford Hall will celebrate National Grandparents’ Day. Grandparents can strengthen the bond between generations by participating with their grandchildren in Stratford’s Grandparents’ Day activities – and at the same time experience some snippets of 18th-century life at Stratford. …

Summer Camp Was Never Like This

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (May 7, 2008) – Fond memories of summer camp of by-gone days can be revived and greatly enhanced by the educational and full-filled camp programs at Stratford Hall. Stratford’s newest camp program– an intergenerational Elderhostel–is very similar to, but twice the length of, Stratford’s popular grandparent/grandchild camp. …

13th Triennial Coaching Day On April 27, 2008

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (April 9, 2008) – Stratford Hall’s 13th Triennial Coaching Day will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2008 from 9 AM to 5 PM. This all day event will include a parade of antique horse-drawn coaches and carriages, a tailgate picnic competition, a performance by the Lancaster …

Stratford Hall Among First To Receive Conservation Bookshelf From IMLS

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (February 27, 2008) – Treasured objects and artifacts held by Stratford Hall will be preserved for future generations with help from the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a core set of conservation books, DVDs, and online resources donated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), …

Visitation to Robert E. Lee’s Birthplace Up Over 8 Percent In 2007

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (February 12, 2008) – Guided tours through the Great House at Stratford Hall were up 8.75 percent in 2007, driven largely by the 200th anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s birth in January and by events such as the Northern Neck Food and Harvest Festival held in September. …

Chamber Music Concert

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (February 6, 2008) – The Fredericksburg Festival of the Arts in partnership with the Fredericksburg and Northern Neck Friends of Stratford will present a rare opportunity for the public to hear a chamber music concert at the Stratford Hall Council House on Sunday, March 2 at 2 …