Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Spring Break: A Week of Wonder!



Movie Night and Discussion: With All Deliberate Speed

Movie Night & Discussion:
With All Deliberate Speed

On Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m., as part of Historic Sotterley’s ongoing Building Bridges to Common Ground initiative, all are welcome to view the film, With All Deliberate Speed, a story told by those students and teachers who experienced the desegregation process of Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County from 1958-1972. Merideth Taylor, the film’s writer, director and producer, will lead the discussion after the film with those who lived this experience.

Merideth Taylor has been a devoted member of the Historic Sotterley for many years. She served on the Board of Trustees from 2007-2017 and received the designation of Sotterley Fellow in 2018. Currently, she serves on both the Education and Interpretation Committees. Ms. Taylor played significant roles as the project director for two of our most important re-interpretation projects at Historic Sotterley: the IMLS grant and the first permanent exhibit of Land, Lives, and Labor. She continues to provide valuable follow-on support.

Most recently, Merideth Taylor was a professor of theatre and dance at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Evergreen State University in Olympia, Washington in 1976, then received her MFA equivalency from Southern Illinois University in 1980.  Before coming to St. Mary’s in 1990 she taught dance and theater at Southern Illinois University, University of Denver, Indiana University, and Webster University. At St. Mary’s College, she has been a member of the campus’s College Race Relations Study Circle, the Faculty Issues Committee, and the Martin Luther King Day Planning Committee, as well as the chair of the Theatre, Film, and Media Studies department between 2007 and 2010. While on sabbatical between 2003 and 2004, she worked with staff and three different groups of students at Great Mills High School on a year-long oral history/theatre project which uncovered the story of the desegregation of Great Mills High School.  The project culminated in a public performance of original, collaboratively written work in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.

FREE to the public event.
Advance registration requested, due to limited seating.
Please call 301-373-2280.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Triumph and Tragedy - SMC History Day!


St. Mary’s County History Day!
Saturday, February 23, 2019
St. Mary's Ryken High School
facilitated by Historic Sotterley, Inc.

The public is invited to view student projects incorporating the theme, “Triumph and Tragedy” at the St. Mary’s County History Day at St. Mary’s Ryken on Saturday, February 23rd from 12:30 to 3:00 pm. The project categories include paper, exhibits, documentaries, websites, and performances. The awards ceremony will take place at 3:00 p.m.

“Sixty students from St. Mary’s County have registered to participate in this year’s competition,” according to Jeanne Pirtle, Historic Sotterley Education Director. “Historic Sotterley is happy to facilitate this event and to partner with our friends at St. Mary’s Ryken to host the event. We are all looking forward to viewing the interpretations of the theme by these creative students.”

The winners will be eligible to enter the Maryland History Day contest, with hopes of proceeding to the National History Day contest level.

Sponsored by:
Maryland Humanities
Maryland History Day
National History Day, Old Line Bank
Maryland State Department of Education
Historic Sotterley
St. Mary’s Ryken
St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society

For more information, please contact:
Jeanne Pirtle education@sotterley.org 301-373-2280

We're Talkin' LOVE!



“Love in the Afternoon!”
Insider’s Tour at Sotterley
March 30th, 2019

Historic Sotterley’s is offering a NEW Insider's Tour entitled, “Love in the Afternoon!” on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This specialty tour will highlight some spaces not normally seen and stories not usually shared of 18th and 19th century courtship and marriage and the ongoing preservation of Madam Bowles’ Bed Chamber. Love endures!

Advance reservations required.
No walk-ins.
Limited to 18 people per tour.
Tour times: 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Online ticketing: www.sotterley.org.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A Taste of Sotterley!




Vino, Brews & Food for YOU!
On Saturday, April 27th, our long-time friend Rob Plant of Elements Restaurant will bring his expertise of food & drink pairings to the table. Join us in the Historic Sotterley 1703 Manor House for an afternoon of taste sensations! Stay tuned for complete pairing menus.

$35 discounted price (if purchased by April 21st).
$40 at the door.
$20 designated driver ticket.
Advance Reservations Required:
Online tickets will be AVAILABLE SOON!

BEER & FOOD PAIRINGS Menu:
1. Stella Artois served with Fresh Cantelope and Pineapple.
2. Blue Point Toasted Lager served with Crusty French Bread with Brie and Raspberry Preserves.
3. Ballast Point Sour Wench served with Crusty French Bread with a Garlic, Herbed Boursin.
4. Elysian Space Dust served with Assorted Italian Olives.
5. Troegs Nugget Nectar served with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Mini Wraps.
6. Rogue Dead Guy served with White Cheddar on Roasted Garlic, Pesto Ciabatta Bread.
7. New Belgium Fat Tire served with Rose and Crown Stilton on Toasted Wheat Bread.
8. Wicked Weed Napolean Complex served with Spanish Style Manchego over Whole Wheat Cracker.
9. Victory Storm King Stout served with Chocolate Truffles Victory.
10. Troegs Java Head Stout served with Fresh Strawberries.

WINE & FOOD PAIRINGS Menu:
COMING SOON!

Online tickets will be AVAILABLE SOON!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2019 Calendar of Events!


February
9th - Fly-in Farmer’s Market at SMC Regional Airport
23rd - St. Mary’s County History Day at St. Mary’s Ryken * 

March
16th - Fly-In Farmer’s Market at SMC Regional Airport
23rd - Growing for Good Potato Planting
(rain date:  March 30th)
30th - Insider’s Tour: “Love in the Afternoon” * 

April
15th ~ 19th - Spring Break at Sotterley +
21st - Birdwalk: “Eagles & Earth Day”
25th - Film viewing: With All Deliberate Speed
27th - A Taste of Sotterley *
27th & 28th - 21st Annual Garden Guild Plant Sale

May
3rd - Volunteer Potluck
11th - 4th Annual 5k Trail Run ^
11th – Plow and Play Farm Day
12th - Mother’s Day
15th - Homeschool Day: “The Chesapeake - A Resilient Ecosystem” +
17th, 18th & 19th - Armed Forces Weekend

June
8th - Gala: Grease is the Word *
16th - Father’s Day
17th & 18th - Junior Docent Academy *

July
12th, 19th, 26th - Family Friendly Fridays +
30th & 31st - Teacher’s Workshop: History to Equity

August
2nd - Family Friendly Friday +
12th ~ 16th - Butterfly Week +
23rd - UNESCO International Day
24th - Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting ^
Potato Harvesting coming up! Check website!

September
5th ~ 7th - Building Bridges to Common Ground:
Resilience, Remembrance, Honor and Equity
18th - Homeschool Day: "Slavery to Freedom" +
21st - Insider’s Tour: “Malady & Mayhem” *
22nd - Birdwalk: “Birding the Fields & Trails” 

October
5th & 6th - 17th Annual Riverside WineFest ^
18th, 19th, 24th, 25th & 26th - Ghosts of Sotterley *

November
9th - NovemBEER ^

December
7th - Winter Wonderland Workshops - 
Holiday Decoration Classes *
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+ Online tickets available.
* Advance reservations required.
^ Discounted tickets if purchased in advance.

Visit sotterley.org for event details and new
event information throughout the year.