Thursday, June 27, 2019

Butterfly Week!

Butterfly Week!
August 12 - 16th, 2019
10:00 am - noon

Become a Citizen Scientist and an official Historic Sotterley caterpillar and butterfly counter during Butterfly Week! Every morning during the week of August 12th-16th, come and learn about amazing and resilient caterpillars, moths, and other insects. Hear stories, play games, and seek, find & observe caterpillars and butterflies up close. Create butterfly baths, food and feeders, and mini-butterfly gardens. Many “make and take” activities!

Check in at Visitor Center.
FREE for children under age 6.
$5 per person ages 6 and up, per day.
$65 Purchase family membership and bring your whole family to Sotterley all year! (Excludes certain special events.) Click HERE to become a member! 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Farmer's Market Heading to Cedar Lane!

“On the Road Again!"
Historic Sotterley heading to Leonardtown!
In an effort to continue our community outreach through the Historic Sotterley “Growing for Good” program, our Farmer's Market is heading to a new location - the Cedar Lane Senior Living Community at 22680 Cedar Lane Court in Leonardtown. On Wednesdays beginning on June 26th and running through September 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we will have fresh in-season produce, eggs, local honey, and more.
Over the last five years, the Historic Sotterley “Growing for Good” program has donated over 50,000 pounds of produce to local food pantries. Now the program has yielded an opportunity to set up a weekly Farmer’s Market to sell fresh produce at the Cedar Lane Senior Living Community.
“Our friends at Cedar Lane have graciously invited us to set up a mobile farm stand to serve the valued seniors in our community, many of whom are unable to make it out to the local markets,” stated Historic Sotterley’s Executive Director, Nancy Easterling. “We are able to accept payments under the WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. This is truly a wonderful opportunity for all of us!”

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Building Bridges to Common Ground

Building Bridges to Common Ground:
Resilience, Remembrance, Honor and Equity
September 5 - 7th

A multiple day event

From September 5th through 7th, 2019, Historic Sotterley will hold a three-day program continuing the 2019 theme and intuitive of Building Bridges to Common Ground: Resilience, Remembrance, Honor and Equity. Speakers, panelists, archeologists, historians, and Sotterley descendants will bring stories and experiences of their collective research and memory of ancestors, both enslaved and free, to modern relevance. This program is made possible in part by a generous grant from Maryland Humanities.
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Interpreting Difficult History at James Madison's Montpelier
Elizabeth Chew, Vice President of Museum Programs, James Madison’s Montpelier, will discuss The Mere Distinction of Colour, the ground-breaking exhibition on slavery at Montpelier. Winner of six national awards, the exhibition considers slavery in the founding era, the lived experience of enslaved families on James Madison’s plantation, and the legacies of slavery in today’s society. It was organized by Montpelier staff in partnership with descendants of those enslaved by the Madison family.

Friday, September 6, 2019 - Registration 9:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Session: Power in the Name
Dr. Kenneth Cohen, Curator at the National American History Museum, speaks to colonial and early America’s naming practices among the ruling class and place names of indigenous peoples. TBD, African Studies from TBD speaks to African naming practices of peoples affected by the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and African American naming during slavery to the present day.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch available for purchase or bring your own.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Janice Curtis Green, a living history performer and American storyteller, brings Harriet Tubman to life in Walk a Mile In My Shoes.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Session: Rise to the East
Dr. Julia King and Dr. Elizabeth Chew, discuss burial sites and archeology’s importance and relevance to places of history, cultural justice, and remembrance.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - Registration 9:00 am
10:00 am -12:00 pm Session: Descendant Panel discussion
Sotterley Descendants of owners and enslaved discuss their stories, challenges and Historic Preservation. Facilitated by Merideth Taylor and John Felicitas.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch available for purchase or bring your own.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Interactive Performance
Janice Curtis Green, a living history performer and American storyteller celebrates life with Fun with Animals and Family Folktales. Listen to stories for the young and the young at heart. Relive a time when animals walked upright, talked to each other and honored Mother Nature. Hear tales of how we got over. Enjoy tales traditional and contemporary stories with songs and audience participation.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Session

Zachary R. Wood, author and Ted talk speaker, presents: Uncensored, free speech, race, and dissenting opinions.
Programs and speakers are subject to change.
Free to the public, but limited seating – ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CLICK HERE to register!