Tell Your Stafford Story
Creating a Sense of Place
In 2014, The George Washington Foundation, in partnership with Stafford County, began a project to collect oral histories on video in celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Stafford County. Videos will be recorded at Ferry Farm and other sites throughout the year, including at special events such as the Fourth of July at Ferry Farm.
Whether your memories are from childhood years, an interaction with Stafford families, a community event, a connection to a famous Stafford person, historical event, or experiences at Washington's Ferry Farm, we invite you to Tell Your Stafford Story!
- Offer citizens an opportunity to tell their Stafford Story—in celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Stafford County!
- Provide a private space for each oral history with a video camera and comfortable chair at George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm or off site at locations in Stafford County.
- Receive oral histories from individuals who would prefer not be videoed.
- Share Tell Your Stafford Story videos for the Tell Your Stafford Story YouTube Channel.
Participants are required to sign a release form for their story to be included on the website. Foundation staff will facilitate the oral histories using a set of questions to guide the interview. The Foundation will record and edit the interviews and share each Stafford Story with the county as part of the 350th Anniversary Celebration.
Be sure to register for, attend, and support the Stafford Celebrate 350 events and activities!
To make an appointment for an interview at Washington's Ferry Farm, please
(540) 370-0732 x24 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the Tell Your Stafford Story Partners—The Central Rappahannock Regional Library and radio stations B101.5 and Newstalk 1230.