Stratford Hall’s Chesapeake Bay Wine & Harvest Festival Expanded to Two Day Event

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (August 26, 2010) – Stratford Hall’s popular fall festival has been expanded to a two day event this year, September 25 & 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and will feature the wine and wineries of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail. Taking part in …

Free Concert by 380th Army Band Will Highlight Lees and Independence Event

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (May 19, 2010) – A free evening concert by the 380th Army Band, a revolutionary war encampment by the First Virginia Regiment with firing demonstrations, a special appearance by Richard Henry Lee, a book signing by Albert H. Tillson, Jr., and many free activities for children are …

Horse Mural Highlights Stratford Hall’s Ongoing Conservation Efforts

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (May 12, 2010) – In recognition of May as National Museum Month and in joining with other Virginia museums in empathizing conservation efforts, Stratford Hall’s Southwest Outbuilding features a newly restored 19th century horse mural over the fireplace in the work shop room. The conservation project, which …

April 9, 1781: Westmoreland Militia Repels British Raid on Stratford

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (March 30, 2010) – On this date two hundred and twenty-nine years ago, near the end of the American Revolution, sailors from armed British vessels anchored in the Potomac near St. Clement’s [Blackistone] Island, attempted to land at Stratford Landing as part of their mission to destroy …

Plants from the Past: A Living Legacy for our Gardens and Yours

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (March 3, 2010) – Join us at Stratford Hall for the first day of spring and a celebration of historic plants and gardens featuring: • Monticello’s curator of plants Peggy Cornett on “Historic Plants: Why Grow Them, Where to Get Them, and How to Tend Them.” • …

African American Contributions To Be Featured in Guided Walking Tours

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (February 4, 2010) – A special guided walking tour featuring the contributions of African Americans at Stratford Hall will be featured at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2010 and again on February 27, 2010 in celebration of Black History Month. The cost of this special tour …

Stratford Hall Celebrates Robert E. Lee’s Birthday

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (January 6, 2010) – Stratford Hall will celebrate the 203rd anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee with free admission to the grounds and to the Great House tour on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Visitors can see the room where Robert was born to Ann Carter …

Children’s Activities Added to Christmas at Stratford Hall

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (November 20, 2009) Christmas at Stratford Hall will be held only one day this year, on Saturday, December 12, and will run from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. NEW THIS YEAR: From 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., we will have a variety of children’s activities in the …

Stratford Hall 2009 Recipient of Education Award

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release Stratford Hall 2009 Recipient of the Virginia Council for the Social Studies’ Friend of Education Award STRATFORD, VA, (October 23, 2009) –The Virginia Council for the Social Studies presented Stratford Hall with their Friend of Education Award at the opening meeting of their state conference at the Greater Richmond …

Stratford Hall to Host Three-Day Residential Symposium on Slavery for Teachers, October 2-4, 2009

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (August 5, 2009) A three-day residential Symposium on Slavery will introduce participants to noted slavery scholars, along with the best literature available on the topic, and also heighten participants’ understanding of electronic resources that can be highly beneficial in the classroom. The symposium’s Friday through Sunday schedule …

Virginia’s Colonial Mansions

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (October 9, 2008) – Stratford Hall, in cooperation with the Menokin Foundation and the University of Mary Washington, will present a symposium entitled “Cultural Landscapes of the Northern Neck: Virginia’s Colonial Mansions.” The three day symposium will run from October 23 through October 25, 2008. During the …

Historical Haunts Returns

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes 804-493-8038 ext. 8119 jschepmoes@stratfordhall.org For Immediate Release STRATFORD, VA, (October 9, 2008) – On Saturday, October 25, 2008, from 6-8 p.m., Stratford Hall will host its second annual Historical Haunts program. Activities will include ghost tours of the Great House, pumpkin painting, various Halloween crafts, picture-taking with Frankenstein and a witch, and an 18th-century fortune teller. …