Justin Fornal takes us on a smokey journey into the culture, etiquette, and craft of colonial pipes.  Learn why the clay pipe is one of the most commonly found artifacts at colonial-era archaeology sites.  Justin will also explain how tobacco became so valuable in colonial Virginia that for a period of time it actually served as currency.



Justin Fornal is an international explorer and award-winning writer.  He has led expeditions around the globe and contributed his findings to publications such as National Geographic, 

the Explorers Journal, and Parts Unknown.  Fornal currently hosts UNEXPLAINED & UNEXPLORED, a television series about ancient maps that airs on the Discovery and Science Channels. 


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A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall is home to the Lees of Virginia and is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres comes to life through the presentation and preservation of the 18th-century Great House, vibrant gardens, natural trails revealing breathtaking river views, and the stories of all who lived here.