🔗Historic Preservation Intern
Website Stratford Hall
Stratford Hall is located in Westmoreland County on the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia. Stratford Hall is a 45-minute drive from Fredericksburg, two hours from Washington DC and 90 minutes from Richmond, VA. This National Historic Landmark is set on over 1,800 acres with over 2 miles of Potomac River waterfront. The Great House circa 1738 and related buildings are among a handful of exceptionally intact structures from colonial Virginia. In addition to the Great House, Stratford Hall also features a reconstructed 18th century gristmill, a newly installed 18th century garden and a Colonial Revival garden that dates to the 1930s. Stratford Hall was the home to four generations of the Lee family, which includes two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee. It was also the home of Revolutionary War hero “Light Horse” Harry Lee and birthplace of Robert E. Lee.
The Preservation Department of Stratford Hall is seeking a qualified intern to participate in its Preservation Internship program. The intern will assist in the daily operations of the Preservation Department and will report to the Director of Preservation with day-to-day activities being directed and overseen by the Preservation and Maintenance Technicians.
Selection of Duties, Work and Opportunities:
- Perform hands-on preservation/restoration work on the historic structures. This work will involve exterior painting. This will require the proper prep work for the painting and usually leads to wood repair work.
- Masonry work and repointing.
- Window glazing and repair.
- Plaster work and repair.
- Wood repair and carpentry.
- Other hands-on opportunities may arise during the internship as well.
- Be involved in the day-to-day operations of Stratford Hall’s Preservation and Maintenance Departments.
- Visiting other Historic House Museums.