Monday, April 21, 2014

Escape or Stay?

“The Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”
The War of 1812 Living History
at Sotterley Plantation
June 7 & 8, 2014

Sotterley Plantation’s War of 1812 Living History “The Choice” is now in its final year of the three year National bicentennial commemoration of this war. As a partner of the Raiders & Invaders event taking place in St. Mary’s County during the first weekend in June, showings of “The Choice” will take place at Sotterley Plantation on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday, June 8th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance.

The war with the British brought hardship to the plantation but a chance at freedom for the enslaved. At this living history presentation you will meet the people who lived and labored at Sotterley during the summer of 1814.  Join us and be a part of the drama as Sotterley’s enslaved must make a difficult and daring choice. Do they escape or do they stay?  

What would you decide? 

This Living History event was written by Dale Jones of Making History Connections with costuming designed by Leon Wiebers of Loyola Marymount University. This event and its current production has been made possible by the generosity of the Maryland Humanities Council, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium, and The Star Spangled 200.

Advanced reservations required.
$10 per person for ages 6 and up; FREE for children under 6.


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