November 6, 2021
Stratford Hall

The American Country House Foundation from humble origins to new innovations. Virginia provides more than 400 years of American country house history.  The 2021 Conference will look at a wide and diverse range of houses reflecting the evolution of the Virginia country house from our colonial past to modern preservation efforts.  


Revisiting The Past Through The Restoration of Mount Vernon

Susan P. Schoelwer, Robert H, Smith Senior Curator - George Washington's Mount Vernon

A Museum Reimagined in Glass

Sam McKelvey, Executive Director - Menokin Foundation

Social and Ecological Dynamics of Monticello’s Plantation Landscapes

Fraser Neiman - Director of Archaeology - Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

The Gilded Age at Maymont

David Voelkel, Senior Curator and Director of Historic Preservation - Maymont

Belmont: Living with the Past and Reinventing It

Joanna Catron, Assistant Director and Curator - Gari Melcher's Belmont

This conference will include lunch and a tour of Stratford Hall 

                                               Friday:    Fall Hill, Fredericksburg, VA

                                                                              Kenmore, Fredericksburg, VA

                                                                         Belmont, Falmouth, VA

                                               Sunday:  Menokin, Warsaw, VA

                                                                              Blandfield, Caret, VA

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Health & Safety Notice

In an effort to assure the health and safety of guests the ACHF will require all guests to be vaccinated for Covid-19. Guests may be asked to wear a mask during certain portions of the event and certain protocols will be taken through out the conference by volunteers and staff to endeavor to meet the highest level of safety protections for all attendees.