Stratford Hall takes a Field Trip

Most of the time students take field trips to Stratford Hall, but sometimes the opportunity arises for Stratford to take a field trip. On Monday Stratford Hall participated in Richmond County Elementary School’s (Warsaw, VA) Social Studies Night. Teachers, families, students, and administrators were able to try some of the activities that we do in our school programs. I was …

Stratford Hall: More than a Museum

Hi there! My name is Courtenay Dobbins and I joined the team here at Stratford Hall about ten weeks ago. One aspect of my job as Development and Marketing Communications Assistant is capturing the visitor experience. I snap lots of pictures, record videos, and then post the footage on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr. This inclusion of “social media” is …

I can see clearly now…

Mirrors and looking glasses. Used in the 18th and 19th centuries not only for checking out your appearance, but also for reflecting limited light coming from windows, candles, or lamps. And showcasing your wealth. ‘Looking glass’ was the typical term for large sheets of mirrored glass framed and hung on a wall. The term ‘mirror’ was used for very specific …