Stratford Hall Announces Revitalized Focus on the Visitor Experience

Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz to join staff as Director of Programming, Education and Visitor Engagement STRATFORD, VA, (June 19, 2018) – John Bacon, President of Stratford Hall, today announced the creation of a new position that will sharpen the focus on the visitor experience at the historic site. Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, currently a visiting assistant professor at Randolph College …

Wildlife Center to Release Bald Eagle at Stratford Hall

STRATFORD, VA, (March 20, 2018) – 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. 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 …

Stratford Hall Announces Kay Campbell as Director of Hospitality

STRATFORD, VA, (March 15, 2018) – Stratford Hall is pleased to announce that Kay Campbell is joining the staff at the end of March as Director of Hospitality.  In this position Kay will have management responsibility for the range of hospitality operations at Stratford, including lodging, dining and food service.  Since June 2011 Kay has been the owner of The …

Stratford Hall Specialty Tours

This winter, Stratford Hall will be offering weekly tours with our museum professionals every Wednesday! Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the duPont Library where you’ll see our Library collections and a few special items that are not on display to the general public. Enjoy Great House tours focused on either collections or preservation. Take a tour of our gardens …

Stratford Hall Announces New Programming and Winter Operating Schedule

STRATFORD, VA (December 20, 2017) – On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Stratford Hall will begin its winter operating schedule that will run through February 28, 2018. Both the grounds and the Great House will be open to the public on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tours of the Great House will be offered on the hour …

Statement Regarding Events in Charlottesville

STRATFORD, VA, (August 15, 2017) – Together with Virginians and citizens across our country, Stratford Hall is profoundly saddened by the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville this past weekend.  Yet at the same time we are heartened, together with countless others, by the resolve and resilience expressed in response to hatred and ignorance. Stratford Hall is a not-for-profit organization …

Stratford Hall Names Laura Fortsch as Director of Development

STRATFORD, VA, (August 4, 2017) – Stratford Hall announced today that Laura Rhodes Fortsch has assumed the responsibility of Director of Development.  In this capacity Mrs. Fortsch is responsible for the full range of Stratford’s funds development efforts, including the annual fund, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, Stratford’s donor societies and membership groups, fundraising events, and representation …

Stratford Hall’s West Yard Receives Major Work

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org           STRATFORD, VA, (January 26, 2017) – As Stratford continues the major restoration process of the Great House and the surrounding grounds, work is scheduled to begin (weather permitting) on Monday, January 30, 2017 to remove the magnolia trees on the west side of the Great House and the holly …

Stratford Hall Announces New Winter Operating Schedule

       STRATFORD, VA, (December 20, 2016) – Beginning on January 2, 2017, Stratford Hall will institute a new winter operating schedule that will run through February 28, 2017. Both the grounds and the Great House will be open daily to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We believe this schedule will give visitors the opportunity to experience Stratford …

Uncovering the Hidden Voices of Enslaved Cooks and their Contributions

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release                 STRATFORD, VA, (October 26, 2016) – On Saturday November 12, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Dr. Kelley Deetz will present a program on Virginia’s enslaved cooks, which will include a lecture in the duPont  Library and a tour of Stratford Hall’s historic kitchen—an eighteenth-century outbuilding. Drawing extensively from …

John S. Bacon Named Stratford Hall’s New Chief Executive

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-1971 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release               STRATFORD, VA, (May 18, 2016) –The Board of Directors of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association today announced that John S. Bacon has been named President of Stratford Hall. In this capacity, Bacon will be responsible for raising the profile of Stratford Hall’s mission, directing operations on site, representing …