Friday, January 25, 2013

Each Month, Something New

Our 2nd Saturday Series had a great start a few weeks ago.
Each month through May, we offer a new specialty tour event: 
February is Black History Month
"Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom"
"From the Ground Up"
"A Taste of History:
How African American Foods Influenced Our Modern Cuisine"
May is Women's History Month
"Women of Sotterley"



Saturday, February 9, 2013
1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Slavery was a part of Sotterley’s history from the turn of the 18th century and lasted for over 160 years. Hear the voices and visit the places where African Americans lived and labored. Limited to 20 people per tour. Ages 13 & up. (Snow date 2/23/13)


Saturday, March 9, 2013
1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
From the basement to the attic of Sotterley’s 1703 Plantation House there are numerous nooks and crannies rarely seen by most people. Presented by Sotterley’s Restoration Manager, this exclusive tour will reveal how the structure was built and what the various spaces tell us about the over 300 year history. Limited to 16 people per tour. (Snow date 3/23/13)


Saturday, April 13, 2013
10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
What did people eat during the 1700s? Come learn about the foods that were transported on slave ships during the 18th century and how they influenced not only colonial dishes but our modern day regional foods. Lecture and demonstration to be presented by the Director of Education of Historic London Town and Gardens. Limited to 60 people per session.


Saturday, May 11, 2013
1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Discover the women of Sotterley. Whether it was the mistress of the house, the farm manager’s wife, the heiress, or the enslaved servants, the women of Sotterley were fascinating people who lived extraordinary lives. Limited to 20 people per tour.

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