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Using the reality of our shared history to build a better future

Historic Sotterley is a vibrant site that offers a wide variety of educational activities and cultural events. It is a Museums for All site, and is dedicated to an honest interpretation of the past, promoting equity on many fronts. 

Sotterley attracts those interested in learning about our shared history, as well as those who want to connect to our Tidewater environment, enjoy quality family friendly programming, cultural activities, or want to help build a better community through activism or volunteerism.  

Learn more about what we are doing to support our community:

Recognition and awards

  • 2012  Designated a Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Marker’s Project Site 
  • 2017  Maryland Sustainable Growth Award for Preservation & Conservation 
  • 2018  Maryland Preservation Award for Slave Cabin Exhibit dedicated to Agnes Kane Callum 
  • 2019  Designated a UNESCO Site of Memory for the Slave Route Project 
  • 2020  Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence in Public Programming for Common Ground 

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