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Stratford Hall invites applications for the winter and spring writing retreats. We offer a space and place for academic and independent writers, to focus in a contemplative setting that inspires productivity and community. Stratford Hall is located on Virginia’s Northern Neck, and sits on the cliff of the Potomac River. While you do not have to be an academic professional to apply, the 4-7 day retreats are designed in concert with most academic calendars, providing a selection of short ...

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MAR 09

The Legacy of Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel

Venue: Stratford Hall
Cost: $20
Mar 09, 2019 10:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us on Saturday, March 9 for a viewing of the PBS film, “The Legacy of Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel,” winner of the first place grand prize at the 2019 Richmond RVA Environmental Film Festival. Gilbert Klingel was a self-taught naturalist and explorer who spent his life studying the Chesapeake Bay. His article, “One Hundred Hours Beneath the Chesapeake,” in the May 1955 issue of National Geographic featured color photos that were among the first taken from beneath a temperate estuary....

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MAR 10-16 MAR

Writing on the River

Venue: Stratford Hall
Mar 10, 2019 - Mar 16, 2019

Stratford Hall invites applications for the winter and spring writing retreats. We offer a space and place for academic and independent writers, to focus in a contemplative setting that inspires productivity and community. Stratford Hall is located on Virginia’s Northern Neck, and sits on the cliff of the Potomac River. While you do not have to be an academic professional to apply, the 4-7 day retreats are designed in concert with most academic calendars, providing a selection of short ...

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MAR 17-23 MAR

Writing on the River

Venue: Stratford Hall
Mar 17, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019

Stratford Hall invites applications for the winter and spring writing retreats. We offer a space and place for academic and independent writers, to focus in a contemplative setting that inspires productivity and community. Stratford Hall is located on Virginia’s Northern Neck, and sits on the cliff of the Potomac River. While you do not have to be an academic professional to apply, the 4-7 day retreats are designed in concert with most academic calendars, providing a selection of short ...

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MAR 30

Join us on Saturday, March 30 for a FREE lecture and private tour focusing on the enslaved population at Stratford Hall in the 18th and 19th-centuries. African American history at Stratford Hall began with the construction of the Great House in 1738. Enslaved Africans and African Americans helped build the house and the surrounding dependencies, farmed the crops, and worked in the house and on the shore transporting tobacco. Through exploring archival and archaeological data, Dr. Kelley ...

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