Journey Back To 1774: A Stratford Hall Christmastide

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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 Center and immediately be treated to a unique experience as members of the George Washington’s Young Friends and our staff interpreters greet and guide you to an immersive experience into the late 18th-century.

Your self-guided visit will find Stratford Hall aglow and alive with hospitality, music, dancing and conversation of the 18th-century. Historic foodways expert Michael Twitty will be cooking in the kitchen, members of the Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society will be dancing in the Hall, and the George Washington Young Friends organization will portray characters from the past.

Following a memorable tour through the Great House and Kitchen, visitors will have the opportunity to sample holiday refreshments and make a seasonal memento in our Visitors Center. This will be a memorable experience and one that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Admission $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 12. There is no discount for Friends of Stratford cardholders for this event.

A special Christmas dinner will be served in the Stratford Hall Dining Room, with seating times at 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. The cost of the meal is $50.00 (ages 12 and up), $25.00 (ages 6-11), and children age 5 and under are free. This price includes a $10.00 tour ticket, dinner and beverage, tax and gratuity. Dinner is by reservation (credit card) only. Please call Lesley Brooks at (804)493-8038, ext. 8039, or e-mail lbrooks@stratfordhall.org for meal information and dinner reservations.

For more information, visit www.StratfordHall.org or call 804-493-8038.