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October 2017

SquirreLee 5K & Fun Run (Cancelled)

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on October 21 at 9 a.m. for our first SquirreLee 5K & Fun Run! Register now to participate in this first-time event.

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Stratford Hall After Dark

October 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a fun and spooky time on Saturday, October 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. Ages 14 & up $14; ages 6-13 $9; ages 5 & under free. Pre-register for the "flashlight tours" of the historic area before they are filled! See event page for details.

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November 2017

2017 Robert E. Lee Symposium

November 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - November 4, 2017 @ 11:30 am

Plan to attend this year's Robert E. Lee Symposium on November 3 & 4; featured lecturer is Dr. Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College, who will focus on Lee in the Mexican War; register now!

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Rottin’ Log Romp (cancelled due to inclement weather)

November 11, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
Stratford Hall VA United States

Rottin' Log Romp has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Make sure to check our website for upcoming events that you may be interested in!

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December 2017

Stratford Hall Christmastide (cancelled due to inclement weather)

December 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Christmastide event scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 2017 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Saturday, December 9, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate the Christmas season through the traditions, songs, dances, conversations, and stories passed down through the generations at Stratford Hall. Your Christmastide journey can begin with our new “Tavern” experience, featuring the 18th-century music of Colonial Faire and both traditional and contemporary foods. Wine and beer are available at a cash bar. Or, you can start at…

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Plant Medicine

December 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

Did you know that certain weeds can stop an itchy mosquito bite, soothe cold and flu symptoms or even provide the perfect pick-me-up? Learn about the medicines contained in many of the easily found and identifiable plants that grow right here in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Herbalist Heather Bedford will give a basic primer on how to find and use plants to help ease a variety of conditions. Common or invasive? Heather will tell all as well as discuss…

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January 2018

The Lees: A Birthday Celebration

January 13 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

  You are invited to join us Saturday, January 13, 2018 for our annual birthday celebration for the Lees at Stratford Hall! This family-fun event includes self-guided tours of Stratford’s historic Great House, the “Civil War Civilians of Spottsylvania Historical Interpreters,” a scavenger hunt for kids, Wrights Delight BBQ, and the live 19th Century music of Doug Marshall and Company. In keeping with tradition, guests can top off the celebration with a slice of birthday cake!   Schedule of Activities:…

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Stratford Hall Specialty Tours

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - February 28 @ 2:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

Join us each Wednesday from 1:00pm - 2:00pm for a behind-the-scenes tour featuring different unique areas of Stratford Hall!

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Reading Lee with Dr. Peter Carmichael: The Fate of a Confederate Deserter after Gettysburg

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Theater at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States

On August 20, 1863, thirteen veteran soldiers from the 3rd North Carolina decided that they'd had enough of war. That evening, in the blackness of night, they picked up their rifles, slung on their cartridge belts, and escaped into the woods. From that point on there was no turning back. Please join us at Central Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg for our “Reading Lee Series” and learn why these soldiers deserted and what happened to them during their journey. Our…

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February 2018

Geo Series: Are Birds Dinosaurs?

February 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

  Dr. Dolby, a nationally recognized ornithologist demystifies the evidence supporting avian evolution and pre-avian dinosaurs. He poses an interesting question and offers some background: Tyrannosaurus rex at my bird feeder? It may be hard to fathom that the chickadee at your feeder is close kin to the mightiest predators to ever roam the earth. However, biologists have long suspected a historical relationship between dinosaurs and birds. Evidence supporting such links between animal groups can be difficult to find, but over…

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Kitchen Table Stories: Aaron Anderson – African American Civil War Hero and Medal of Honor Recipient

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to delve into the past and learn more about a true hero in American history! This year’s Kitchen Table Stories will feature Dr. Peter Luebke, historian for the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C., and Stratford Hall’s own Public Events Manager Jon Bachman. Dr. Luebke will present on African American Sailors during the Civil War, highlighting the Potomac Flotilla. Mr. Bachman will share a biographic sketch of African American Aaron Anderson, whose heroic…

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March 2018

Bald Eagle Release at Stratford Hall

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
Free

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release a bald eagle on Friday, March 23 at noon at Stratford Hall. The release event is free and open to the public. A month ago, Collections Manager Karen Louvar was walking the grounds of Stratford when she saw a bald eagle fall from a tree. The eagle was unable to fly; a conservation police officer captured the bird and took it to a wildlife…

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