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Slave Cabin Exhibit
you to everyone who supported us at our Slave Cabin
Dedication Ceremony Weekend and continue to support
this important step forward in Sotterleys history.
Experience a glimpse into the
lives of an enslaved family by visiting Sotterleys
original 1830s slave cabin and exhibit, based on the
oral traditions of Agnes Kane Callum and other
Learn about her ancestor,
Hilary Cane and his family, to discover how they
preserved their culture, used their ingenuity, and
resisted their enslavement.
Paid for through grants from
Maryland Area Heritage Authority and United States
Federation of Friends of Museums, visitors are able
to enter the slave cabin to see floodways and
material culture of the occupants as if it were the
middle of the day and the occupants are away
laboring for the master.
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.