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March 2019

Volunteers Wanted for Potato Planting!

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Volunteers who enjoy the great outdoors and don’t mind digging in the dirt, and want to help others are asked to join us for potato planting extravaganza at Historic Sotterley, as part of our “Growing for Good” program! For the sixth year running, we are continuing the challenging work of sustainably farming the land. Most of what is produced at Sotterley supports those in need in partnership with local food pantries. Two Potato Planting sessions: 9:00 am and 12:30 pm.…

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Specialty Tour – “Love in the Afternoon”

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Insider tour of spaces and stories of 18th and 19th century courtship and marriage. See the ongoing preservation of Madame Bowles' Bed Chamber. Tours: 11 am and 1 pm Limited to 18 people per tour. Purchase tickets here. For a full list of all our Educational Programming events click here.

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April 2019

Spring Break Week – Day 1

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family friendly educational activities all week, changing daily. Check in at the Visitor Center. All activities are rain or shine. Bring a picnic lunch! Day 1 activities are listed below: 10:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Toy Chest: learn how children years ago adapted and made their own toys and make one to take home.  Meet at Manor House Portico. 10:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Happy Trails:…

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Spring Break Week – Day 2

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family friendly educational activities all week, changing daily. Check in at the Visitor Center. All activities are rain or shine.  Bring a Picnic Lunch!  Day 2 activities are listed below: 10:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Why It Floats: learn why things float and make a boat out of sticks, paper cups and other items.   Meet at the Warehouse. 10:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Sand Table Archaeology:…

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Spring Break Week – Day 3

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family friendly educational activities all week, changing daily. Check in at the Visitor Center. All activities are rain or shine.  Bring a Picnic Lunch!  Day 3 activities are listed below: 10:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Better Butter: Make better butter with us at the kitchen station. Lean how people cooked and prepared foods years ago and learn how to churn butter using a plastic bag.  Meet at the Spinning Cottage. 10:30 am -…

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Spring Break Week – Day 4

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family friendly educational activities all week, changing daily. Check in at the Visitor Center. All activities are rain or shine.  Bring a Picnic Lunch!  Day 4 activities are listed below: 10:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Destination Pollination: Learn about one of the most important animals at Sotterley - the Bee! Walk through our gardens and discover how the mighty Bee helps our plants grow.  Meet at the Corn Crib. 10:30 am - 11:30…

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Spring Break Week – Day 5

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family friendly educational activities all week, changing daily. Check in at the Visitor Center. All activities are rain or shine.  Bring a Picnic Lunch!  Day 5 activities are listed below: 10:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Sand Table Archeology: Become a Sotterley Archaeologist and learn about artifacts, how to organize what you have found, and have fun digging in a large sand table. Meet at the Corn Crib. 10:30 am - 11:30 am and…

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Birdwalk: “Eagles and Earth Day”

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

In conjunction with the Southern Maryland Audubon Society, Sotterley Plantation invites you to attend a bird-filled exploration of this scenic National Historic Landmark on the Patuxent River. Beginners are welcome! Top off your Earth Day week with a day of discovery on this scenic and historic property. Nesting Bald Eagles, meadowlarks, woodpeckers and waterfowl can be found on Sotterley’s extensive trail system and habitats. There is no charge for this event, although donations are always appreciated! Please RSVP to David…

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Easter

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our site will be closed on Sunday, April 21st in observance of Easter.

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Film – “With All Deliberate Speed”

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

View the film, "With All Deliberate Speed", a story told by those students and teachers who experienced the desegragation process of Great Mills High School in St Mary's County from 1958-1972.  Merideth Taylor, the film's director and producer, will lead a discussion with those who lived this experience.  Free Admission.

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