Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Making History in October!

Celebrate the Best of Maryland in the Breathtaking Setting
of this National Historic Landmark! 
October 4 & 5, 2014     Noon - 6:00 p.m. both days

The 12th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, 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. 

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 CLICK HERE!

$25 at the gate
But WAIT! Sotterley Members pay only $15 at the gate!
Become a Sotterley Member! Click HERE!
Individual Level (Limit 1 ticket)
Family Level (Limit 2 tickets)
Patron Level (Limit 4 tickets)
Sponsor Level (Limit 6 tickets)
Preserver Level & above (Limit 8 tickets)
$15 for designated drivers
$5 for children ages 6 - 20; FREE for children under six years old
$15 for existing Sotterley Members at the gate only
See you at WineFest!

ADVANCE Reservations Required - No Walk-ins

This year's 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.

Advance reservations are required.
Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased online: CLICK HERE !!!
Group rates are available by calling our office 301-373-2280.
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!
Discounts and specials throughout the year just for you!

Ghosts of Sotterley may not be suitable for young children.
Dress appropriately for this spooky outdoor walking tour/production.
NO refunds - held rain or shine.
Final Speaker Series Event for 2014!

Sandy Cannon-Brown  
"SPAT: Bringing Oysters Back 
to the Chesapeake Bay"

Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Barn

After 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.
Ms. 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.
See you at Sotterley!

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