2019 Our Year of Building Bridges

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May 2019

Memorial Day

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our site will be closed on  Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

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June 2019

Gala: Grease Is The Word

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ready for a rumble?  A fun evening awaits as you step back into the 1950’s for "Grease Is The Word" where Sotterley’s guests will enjoy tantalizing cuisine, amazing auction items, sounds and rhythms of the juke box at Sotterley’s Barn. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, so dig out your poodle skirts and skinny ties and dress to impress! Tickets will be available online soon. As always, all proceeds from this event and events like this benefit Sotterley's educational programming.

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Juneteenth Celebration at Lancaster Park

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join in the community celebration of African American History and Culture, with food, fun, music and speakers, sponsored by the St. Mary's County Unified Committee for African American History and Culture. As part of Sotterley's "Building Bridges to Common Ground" initiative, Sotterley will feature living history performances at the event, portraying people from Sotterley's 1812 history.  Free and open to the public.  A family event. For more information, click here.

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Father’s Day at Sotterley

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tour the Mansion, Grounds and Exhibits.  Wander through the Gardens.  Relax and unwind. Dads enjoy a 50% ticket discount on this special day.

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Junior Docent Academy

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer that involves history and interacting with others? We have the perfect opportunity for you!  Our two day Junior Docent Academy will enhance your communication skills while you share our rich history and exquisite site with visitors.  Upon successful completion, you will become a Junior Docent and Ambassador for Sotterley.  Returning Junior Docents can learn of changes and hone their skills. For ages 8-18.  Advanced Registration Required.  Tuition is $35 which…

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Junior Docent Academy

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer that involves history and interacting with others? We have the perfect opportunity for you!  Our two day Junior Docent Academy will enhance your communication skills while you share our rich history and exquisite site with visitors.  Upon successful completion, you will become a Junior Docent and Ambassador for Sotterley.  Returning Junior Docents can learn of changes and hone their skills. For ages 8-18.  Advanced Registration Required.  Tuition is $35 which…

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2019 Speaker Series: The Common Cause

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

THE COMMON CAUSE: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution Robert Parkinson - Historian, Author, Associate Professor Parkinson’s book reflects on how the patriots generated and managed colonial outrage toward the British inorder to mobilize support for war by appealing to colonial racial prejudices. Using rhetoric like "domestic insur-rectionists" and "merciless savages," the founding fathers rallied the people around a common enemy and made racial prejudice a cornerstone of the new Republic. Free to the public. Online registration available…

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July 2019

Family Friendly Friday

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family friendly educational activities . Check in at the Visitor Center. All activities are rain or shine. Bring a picnic lunch! Special activity: Make Your Own Clay Daily: $5 per adult and ages 6 and up.  Buy a Family Friday Pass for $45.  Or Purchase a $65 Family Membership and bring your family to Sotterley all year long! For a full list of all our Educational Programming events click here.  

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Family Friendly Friday

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family friendly educational activities . Check in at the Visitor Center. All activities are rain or shine. Bring a picnic lunch! Special activity: What Makes It Go?  Make paper airplanes and rubber band cars Daily: $5 per adult and ages 6 and up.  Buy a Family Friday Pass for $45.  Or Purchase a $65 Family Membership and bring your family to Sotterley all year long! For a full list of all our Educational Programming events click here.  

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Family Friendly Friday

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family friendly educational activities . Check in at the Visitor Center. All activities are rain or shine. Bring a picnic lunch! Special activity: What Makes It Bounce?  Make a ball. Daily: $5 per adult and ages 6 and up.  Buy a Family Friday Pass for $45.  Or Purchase a $65 Family Membership and bring your family to Sotterley all year long! For a full list of all our Educational Programming events click here.  

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