Common Ground, Connected Heritage
Our American Family
April 19-21, 2018
Historic Sotterley connects to generations today through the stories and lives of its past. As members of this community and nation, we seek to understand ourselves through looking at the history, art, culture, and stories that highlight our different perspectives, experiences, and our human commonness. We invite descendants and the public to Our American Family, a multi-day event as part of Sotterley’s Common Ground, Common Heritage project through a grant from Maryland Humanities. Through presentations, panels, discussions and tours led by subject matter experts in art, education, history, social justice, research, genealogy, theology and sociology, participants will have the opportunity to come away inspired and equipped with tools needed in today’s ever changing world. Participants will be able to meet and hear the stories of Sotterley descendants who bring a wealth of diverse knowledge and insight on universal human themes at the site where their ancestors walked. The event is free to the public, but space is limited. Registration opens February 7th here.
Science & Sotterley - A Perfect
How would you get
50 fourth graders excited about
Colonial America, erosion, and web
development all in the same field
trip? According to Lexington Park
Elementary STEM fourth graders,
you’d come to Sotterley! Check out
website about their Field Trip
February 21: Historic Sotterley’s 5k Registration Opens
To commemorate the life of Agnes Kane Callum (1925 - 2015), Sotterley's Board of Trustees proclaimed her birthday, February 24, be named in honor of this remarkable woman. Learn about Agnes
March 3: Women of Sotterley Tour
A 90-minute tour of the Mansion, as seen through the eyes of the women who nurtured America. No bystanders here, the Women of Sotterley were full participants in our American story. Advance ticket purchase required.
March 17: Growing for Good – Join us for Potato Planting!
Volunteer, and help Sotterley help others. Many of you know we deliberately plant our crops for giving back to those in need in our own backyard. This year -- on St. Patrick's Day --Sotterley is calling for a community day of planting potatoes to donate to our local food pantries. Join the Sotterley staff as we get down in the dirt. Dress appropriately for this weather-dependent (raindate March 24) event. Watch our website for updates and sign up
Planning a Wedding/Special Event in
your future begin with our past. Our
300 year old plantation offers an
enchanting and awe-inspiring venue!
Please Take a Moment to Watch Our
"YEAR IN REVIEW" Video
for our special events become available
approximately 45 days before the date of the
To preserve Sotterley Plantation's historic
structures and natural environment and use the powerful
stories of our land, lives, and labor to bring American
history to life while serving as a cultural resource.
To foster a better understanding of our world today by
providing a living link to America's complex history and
legacy of slavery.