Thursday, July 18, 2019

Museum Day at Sotterley!


FREE TOURS and Admission
on Museum Day
 
Historic Sotterley will offer free tours and admission to the public on Saturday, September 21st as part of Museum Day, sponsored by the Smithsonian magazine.
 
Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity, which brings together museums, zoos and cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion.
 
The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Guests to Historic Sotterley will need to present their complimentary ticket(s) at the Visitor Center. Tickets will be available for the public to download at: www.smithsonianmag.com beginning at midnight on August 15, 2019.

Pirate Gold Just Ahead!


Ghosts of Sotterley 2019
"The Curse of Greenbeard
and the Pirates of the Patuxent!"
October 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26, 2019
Tours begin at 7pm and run every 10 minutes
 
Greenbeard, the the scourge of the seven seas has been ambushed, and with his dying words, has summoned a sea demon to avenge him! Join us at Historic Sotterley to solve the mystery of the death of Greenbeard the pirate. As you walk through the wooded trails under the veil of darkness, you will witness several pirate crews as they go about plundering and pillaging. But stay alert and listen for clues to help solve the mystery of how Greenbeard met his untimely death! Those who solve the mystery by the end of the tour will be richly rewarded with pirate gold from Greenbeard's own treasure chest! A fun-filled, ghostly pirate adventure suitable for the whole family!
 
ADVANCE ONLINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!
$15.00 per person (children under 2 are free).
Tour times begin at 7:00 p.m.
NO WALK-INS.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL – No Refunds or changes.
Group rates available for an entire block of time – please contact the office at 301-373-2280. Rain or shine!
 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Pickers & Sorters Needed in the Fields!


Paying it Forward
with Growing for Good!
July 27th
8:00 am – 12:30 pm 
 
Call for Volunteers: Harvesters and Sorters Needed! On March 30th our generous community stepped forward, got dirty, and planted acres of different varieties of potatoes. Historic Sotterley has earmarked this crop for donation to our local food pantries. After testing our fields (in between rain storms!) the time has come to harvest and sort! With our volunteers, together we will “Pay it Forward”, directly supporting families in need in our community.

From the potato fields to our neighbors in the community

Check in will be at our Farmer’s Market.
Note: We recommend hats, gloves, and shoes and clothes you are not afraid to get dirty!
 

Growing for Good
Growing Together!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A GREAT, BIG Thank You!

 


 

Hey, Cool Cats!
This year's Gala "Grease Is The Word!"
was totally boss!

Because of the generosity of the nifty sponsors, the cool committee, the fab community partners, the keen volunteers, and our peachy guests, our 2019 Gala was a super, duper success! We were WOW-ed by the creative costumes, the party attitudes, and the competitive bidding for amazing auction items!

Each year, this important fundraiser directly supports our educational and cultural programming. This is what your support makes happen:
 
5,500 + Students, Children & Families
inspired through interactive learning each year by educational programming.
 
20 + Authentic Structures
and 94 acres of Tidewater environment bring our history and stories to life.
 
20,000 + Visitors & Guests
are engaged and enriched by special events and cultural presentations annually.
 
50,000 + lbs. of Produce
donated to local food pantries for those in need since 2013.
 
6+ years of Improved Environmental Stewardship
have decreased nutrient and sediment run-off into our local waterways by 80%.


 We have an Attitude of Gratitude for:

Platinum Sponsors
SAIC

 
 Gold Sponsors
Julie Burk-Greer & Tad Greer
MedStar Health
John Felicitas & Christine Wray

 
Silver Sponsors
Baldwin Briscoe & Steinmetz, P.C.
Bell
Community Bank of the Chesapeake
The Goddard Companies
Lockheed Martin
Ginger Newman-Askew & Greg Askew
Naval Systems, Inc.
Old Line Bank
Resource Management Concepts, Inc.
The Nancy Ruyle Dodge Charitable Trust
Toyota of Southern Maryland

 
Bronze Sponsors
Jae-Nee Ausley
Jan & Tom Barnes
Bill LeWarne of Black Cat Design
Cherry Cove Group
Linda & Mike Colina
First Home Mortgage
Marian Gardiner, Gardiner & Associates
Bonnie Green & Bill Edgerton
Imagine One
Harry & Jan Mandel-Weitzel
Dawn Wood, O’Brien Realty
Sabre Systems
St. Maries Builders LLC
Sullivan Cove Consultants

 
Gala Committee
Chair—Julie Burk-Greer, Jae-Nee Ausley, Jan Briscoe, Lisa Briscoe, Linda Colina, Marian Gardiner Fegeley, Sally Harwood, Sheila Gibbons Hiebert, Beth Matthews, Mariana Nork, Staff—Ginger Newman-Askew, Jane Bachman, Nancy Easterling
Chair Emeritus—Ellen Zahniser

 
Special Thanks!
Vintage Cars provided by: Eddie Bailey |  Sharon & Michael Clayton |  Whiteford Systems |  Graphics Arts Class at Forest Center  |  Wentworth Nursery  |   Auctioneer:  Dan Raley | Drivers:  Greg Askew & Robert DeVos  |  Joe Goldsmith & The Sotterley Staff: Emily Burke, Kim Husick, Eileen Miller, Arleen Strider  |  Volunteers: Sam Baldwin, Walt Gardiner, Joyce Knott, Ed Rule, Tammy Weiland
 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

NEW EVENT: NovemBEER!



NovemBEER!
CRAFT BEER, LIVE MUSIC & BONFIRE!
Saturday, November 9, 2019
4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 
NEW! Join us around the bonfire at our newest event—NovemBEER, a craft beer tasting and a post-Halloween Party! Show up in your Halloween costume and you’ll get a special treat! Come and enjoy an incredible selection of popular craft beer, local musicians bringing a funky acoustic vibe, and food trucks with goodies (for purchase) appealing to all taste buds! On Saturday, November 9th 2019, the good times will roll from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 
SHOUT OUT! We couldn't do this event without our good friends Sunny Malhotra of Taphouse 1637/Bollywood Masala and Josh Peeling of The Hole In The Wall, who are coming up with the beer menu!
 
ADVANCE over 21 Tasters: $20.00 includes admission, a signature pint glass and four (4 oz) tastings of selections from Maryland's fantastic craft brewers. Purchase additional tasting tickets on-site. Purchase in advance to SAVE your spot and SAVE $5! Limited amount of tasting admission tickets may be available at the gate ($25.00/ea.)
 
AT THE GATE ADMISSION:
Over 21 Tasters: $25.
Under 21 & Designated Drivers (Non-tasters): $10.
FREE for children under 6.
Purchasers of tasting tickets must be 21 or older. Please bring a valid ID or entry to the tasting will be denied. Food & drink will be available for additional purchase. Tasters of the craft brews will have the option to purchase additional tastings. Please be sure to read all event information and policies before making your purchase.
 

 

The Party of the Summer!

 

Sotterley Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting!
Saturday, August 24, 2019
3:00 V.I.P. Early Party! |  4:00 p.m. regular ticket holders
 
The Historic Sotterley Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting has become the summertime, favorite event—and for good reason—an incredible selection of popular craft beer, live music from local favorites “The Snowblowers” and “Only 4 Tonight”, corn hole and other great games for the competitors, and food trucks with goodies (for purchase) appealing to all taste buds! On Saturday, August 24, 2019, the fun begins at 3:00 p.m. for the V.I.P. Early Party ticket holders and 4:00-9:00 p.m. for everyone!
 
SHOUT OUT! We couldn't do this event without our good friends Sunny Malhotra of Taphouse 1637/Bollywood Masala and Josh Peeling of The Hole In The Wall, who are coming up with the beer menu!
 
The V.I.P. EARLY PARTY!
Something Special: An EXCLUSIVE BREW, Just for YOU!
For an additional $10, you will receive double tasting tickets, and one hour early entry to the party of the summer! V.I.P.s EARLY PARTY at 3:00 p.m.! Total price: $30 in advance; $35 at the gate.
 
ADVANCE over 21 Tasters: $20.00 includes admission, a signature pint glass and four (4 oz) tastings of selections from Maryland's fantastic craft brewers. Purchase additional tasting tickets on-site. Purchase in advance to SAVE your spot and SAVE $5!
 
AT THE GATE ADMISSION:
V.I.P. Early Party: $35
Over 21 Tasters: $25.
Under 21 & Designated Drivers (Non-tasters): $10.
FREE for children under 6.
 
 
Purchasers of tasting tickets must be 21 or older. Please bring a valid ID or entry to the tasting will be denied. Food & drink will be available for additional purchase. Tasters of the craft brews will have the option to purchase additional tastings. Upon arrival, proceed towards the Warehouse to check in. Please be sure to read all event information and policies before making your purchase. 
 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Butterfly Week!


Butterfly Week!
August 12 - 16th, 2019
10:00 am - noon

Become a Citizen Scientist and an official Historic Sotterley caterpillar and butterfly counter during Butterfly Week! Every morning during the week of August 12th-16th, come and learn about amazing and resilient caterpillars, moths, and other insects. Hear stories, play games, and seek, find & observe caterpillars and butterflies up close. Create butterfly baths, food and feeders, and mini-butterfly gardens. Many “make and take” activities!

Check in at Visitor Center.
FREE for children under age 6.
$5 per person ages 6 and up, per day.
$65 Purchase family membership and bring your whole family to Sotterley all year! (Excludes certain special events.) Click HERE to become a member!