Sotterley, Inc. is a non-profit,
501(c)(3), public charity
organization. Donations are
tax-deductible to the extent allowed
by the law.
"The Choice" - Risking Your Life
In the summer of 1814,
49 of Sotterley’s enslaved men, women and
children joined the British to pursue
freedom. “The Choice,” written by Dale Jones
and directed by Dawna Diaz, features superb
local actors and will be added to the many
educational resources offered by Sotterley.
Plantation collaborated with many
individuals and organizations to create “The
Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”, the
living history presentation about
Sotterley’s enslaved who left with the
British in 1814. Performed live at Sotterley
for three years, a film version was created thanks to a grant from The
Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium
and the Star Spangled 200. Historic
Sotterley produced the 40 minute video, with
the filming expertise of David Taylor and
crew from Phocus 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.