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Latest Press Releases
Librarian and Researcher Judy Hynson to Retire from Stratford Hall After 50 Years
(October 26, 2022) – Stratford Hall announced today that, after 50 years of dedicated service to Stratford Hall, long-time employee Judy Hynson will retire at the end of 2022.
Stratford Hall Announces Dr. Gordon Blaine Steffey as new Director of Research and the Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Library
(October 26, 2022) – Stratford Hall announced today that Dr. Gordon Blaine Steffey will join the historic site on November 1, 2022 as its new Director of Research and the Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Library. Dr. Steffey succeeds Judy Hynson, who retires from fulltime employment after an incredible 50 years of service to Stratford Hall.
Stratford Hall Announces Karen L. Daly as New President
(October 21, 2020) –The Board of Directors of Stratford Hall announced today that after a nationwide search, Karen L. Daly, executive director of Dumbarton House, will succeed John Bacon as president of the 18th-century historic home and property of the Lee family of Virginia.
(July 31, 2020) Stratford Hall announces the difficult decision to cancel its annual Wine & Oyster Festival, scheduled for September 19 & 20, 2020, due to the ongoing pandemic. Based on current public health information and state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the two-day festival cannot move forward as planned.
Stratford Hall Awarded $21,000 in Grants to Support New Exhibit, Storytelling and Colonial Foodways Programs and Conservation Efforts
(February 27, 2020) The collective grants will enhance the development and implementation of a series of programs and conservation efforts at the 18th-century historic site in Westmoreland County.
Stratford Hall Unveils New Dynamic Tour Options
(July 1, 2019) The home to the Lees of Virginia has developed new opportunities to learn and experience the 18th-century home and surrounding landscape.
New exhibit tells important stories at Stratford Hall
Recreation News, April 19, 2022
First female chief of Stratford Hall ready to further expand lens of site’s history
Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, July 24, 2021
First Africans Day Commemorates Enslaved People at Stratford Hall
Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, July 18, 2021
Historic Houses Turn to Technology Amid COVID-19 Closures
History News Network, April 26, 2020
Historic homes and museums seeking ways to stay connected during coronavirus
The Free-Lance Star, April 20, 2020
Visit Virtual Virginia
Virginia Living, March 31, 2020
The Stories of Stratford Hall
News on the Neck, March 5, 2020
A decade as a chef gives educator a unique perspective on plantation history
The Free-Lance Star, March 19, 2019
Five Historic Southern House Museums to Visit this Summer
Garden & Gun, May 21, 2019
For Some Teachers, there’s no better place to learn about slavery than the birthplace of Robert E. Lee
The Washington Post, July 31, 2018
New president of Stratford Hall has unfinished business to take care of
The Free-Lance Star, April 26, 2018