Speaker Series #6
Michael J. Kurtz, Ph.D.
Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Barn
the long saga of cultural looting and destruction, the Nazi war was
unprecedented in its ideological ferocity and brutal effectiveness on
Europe's cultural heritage. Yet, in the midst of the destruction
wrought by the Nazis, a band of men and women serving in the U.S.
military during World War II, known as the Monuments Men, fought a
valiant struggle to preserve what could be saved and to restore precious
objects to devastated communities. This presentation will explore why
the Nazis sought to obliterate the cultural heritage of the Jewish
people and others who were considered "inferior races." Front and
center will be the work of the Monuments Men, who fought to counter Nazi
depredations and the successes they achieved. From the 1930's until
today the story of cultural restoration continues!
event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to
limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.
of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company,
Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach,
fulfilling its mission to
preserve, research, and interpret Sotterley Plantation's diverse
cultures and environments and to serve the world as an educational,
cultural, and community resource.
The Sotterley Farmer's Market!
has always had strong ties to our Southern Maryland farming community,
having been a working farm during all of its 300 year existence. This
year we will further strengthen these ties as we proudly announce the
unveiling of the Sotterley Farmer's Market - a producer only
farmer's market! Every Saturday between 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. running
from May 24 through September 27, 2014, the public is invited to the
Sotterley Plantation grounds to shop local.
buying wonderful local produce we have, we hope our guests will also
stay in order to take advantage of our site's beauty, nature trails, and
history. Visitors need only to check in at the Visitor Center, then
they can enjoy themselves hiking and touring the site - and remember
that Sotterley members get in free! And also new for 2014, your furry
friends are welcome on our nature trails (on a leash, please)!
Birding the Fields & Trails of Sotterley
Sunday, September 28th
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
David Moulton and Michael Patterson
us for a fall excursion of birding at Sotterley! David Moulton and
Michael Patterson will lead you through our extensive new trail system,
which is home to Bald Eagles, migrant songbirds, and lingering
meadowlarks and sparrows. Beginners welcome! The
Southern Maryland Audubon Society, David Moulton, Michael Patterson,
and Sotterley are teaming up once again to offer this fascinating
Please RSVP to David at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-278-4473
Looking Forward to October!
The 12th Annual Riverside WineFest!
Celebrate the Best of Maryland
in the Breathtaking Setting
of this National Historic Landmark!
October 4 & 5, 2014 from Noon - 6:00 p.m. both days
The 12th Annual Riverside
WineFest at Sotterley is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5th,
2014, celebrating the very best of over 20 Maryland wineries in the
breathtaking setting of this National Historic Landmark! Combining fun and
education, guests come to the place where wine flows freely, live music is
jamming, kids enjoy their own play area, engaging demonstrations, artists are
selling their exquisite creations, food is scrumptious, and the 1703 Plantation
House Mini Tours and the Colonial Revival Garden Tours are FREE.
This year’s fantastic live music
line-up: Saturday: The Justin Myles Experience and GrooveSpan! Sunday:
Hydra FX and The John Luskey Band!
Stop by the Warehouse to see the
creations by the artisans from Fuzzy Farmer. In the historic Barn, artists from
The Color & Light Society will be creating, displaying, and selling their
treasures. As an added bonus, Southern Maryland Radio celebs T-Bone &
Heather of Star 98.3 FM will be here on Saturday.
Discount Tickets may be
purchased in advance for a discounted price of $20 through September 28th - BUY Online Only at www.sotterley.org.
at the gate
But WAIT! Become a Sotterley Member! Sotterley Members pay only $15 at the gate!
Individual Level (Limit 1 ticket)
Family Level (Limit 2 tickets)
Patron Level (Limit 4 tickets)
Sponsor Level (Limit 6 tickets)
Preserver Level and above (Limit 8
$15 for designated drivers
children ages 6 – 20; free for
children under six years old
$15 for existing Sotterley Members at
For more information, visit www.sotterley.org or call
301-373-2280 or 800-681-0850.
you at WineFest!
“Reapers in Red Coats:
The Ghosts of Sotterley
October 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25
begin at 7:00 p.m. and run every 10 minutes
ADVANCE Reservations Required – No Walk-ins
Ghosts of Sotterley, “Reapers in Red Coats: The
Ghosts of Sotterley 1814” will run on October 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25 with first performances beginning at 7:00 p.m. Prepare
to encounter both the earthly inhabitants of the era and those not of this
earth on this historical and spooky outdoor walking tour/production!
Though war rages around the
sleepy plantation of Sotterley, and the ravages and carnage of battle are
evident, life still goes on. Lovers meet, slaves dream of freedom, mothers
mourn the loss of husbands and children, and soldiers, far from home, look for
comfort and companionship. Take a trip back in time and witness the tears,
laughter, and sorrows during the tumultuous year of 1814.
reservations are required.
are $15 per person and may be purchased online: www.sotterley.org. Group rates are available by calling our
office 301-373-2280. May not be suitable for young children. Dress
appropriately for this spooky outdoor walking tour / production. NO refunds - held rain or shine.
NEW! Exclusively for Sotterley Members! Pay only $10 per person for performances on Thursday, October 23rd! Advance reservations required - call 301-373-2280! Another benefit of membership!
Final Speaker 2014 Series Presentation
"SPAT: Bringing Oysters Back
to the Chesapeake Bay"
Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Barn
centuries of over-harvesting, and recurring bouts of devastating diseases,
oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay plummeted along with the profits of
the industry and the health of the Bay.
In 2013, more than a billion hatchery-raised baby oysters were added to
the Bay and new breeds of disease-resistant, meatier, faster-growing oysters
are thriving in commercial aquaculture. Culture and ecology clash in this
captivating story about one of the Bay’s most important critters. “SPAT:
Bringing Oysters Back to the Chesapeake Bay” is directed and produced by Sandy
Cannon-Brown, who is passionate about the vitality of ecosystems and the
protection and health of their inhabitants.
Canon-Brown’s personal awards include the prestigious Woman of Vision award
from Women in Film & Video and Special Achievement Awards for script
writing and directing from TIVA (Television, Internet and Video Association of
DC). She has also earned dozens of top awards in international festivals.
This event is FREE to the
public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call
301-373-2280 to make your reservation.
Because of the generous grant and
continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to
offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission to preserve,
research, and interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures and environments
and to serve the world as an educational, cultural, and community resource.