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Juneteenth and The Slave Dwelling Project

June 15 @ 9:00 am - June 16 @ 12:00 pm


Visit Stratford Hall on June 15 for a new program, a Juneteenth Celebration and the Slave Dwelling Project. Lectures, music, storytelling, historic food sampling, special tours, and more will begin at 9:30am and last all day, with overnight options!

Former National Trust for Historic Preservation Field Officer Joe McGill will bring his dynamic program, The Slave Dwelling Project, to Stratford Hall. Mr. McGill started this program over a decade ago, with the goal of generating attention and support to help save extant slave cabins throughout the South. His work has now expanded to the entire country and the Caribbean. His programs are inclusive, dynamic, and engaging. His team provides first-person slave narratives, authentic cooking and a family-style meal, and storytelling.

Schedule of Events:

9am Opening talk, Joe McGill
Location: AT JOHNSON MUSEUM, 18849 State Route 3, Montross, VA

11:00am Blessings & African Drumming
Location: Stratford Hall Cemetery

12:15pm Opening Panel Discussion, Lunch available for purchase
Location – Dining Room, Stratford Hall

1:15pm Lecture: the Enslaved Community at Stratford Hall, Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz
Location – Council House, Stratford Hall

2pm Special Tours: The Great House & the Enslaved Quarters
Drum Circle, Slam Stewart, Afrocentric Arts & Crafts

4pm Shiloh Baptist Choir
Location: Council House, Stratford Hall

5:30pm African American Storytelling/Poetry
Location: Great House Stores Area, Stratford Hall

6:30pm Community Dinner & Special Program, Joe McGill & Slave Dwelling Project Interpreter Performance, Dontavius Williams
Location: Dining Room, Stratford Hall

8:45pm Storytelling & Campfire
Location: Cheek House Lawn, Stratford Hall

10pm Sleepover (for those interested)
Location: Laundry, Stratford Hall

Registration required for meals. To register, click here! 

For more information contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org.


June 15 @ 9:00 am
June 16 @ 12:00 pm


Stratford Hall
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

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