Sotterley Announces the Opening of its First Permanent Year-round Exhibit
Friday, September 11th at 10 am
Historic Sotterley Plantation cordially invites the public to attend the opening of its first permanent exhibit, Land, Lives and Labor on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Historic Sotterley’s 18th century Warehouse. This important milestone in the interpretation of Sotterley’s history will be commemorated with guest speakers from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Following the presentation, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the new exhibit, as well as experience all of Sotterley’s rich history.
This long awaited project began with a Maryland African American Heritage Preservation Grant that allowed for the restoration of Historic Sotterley’s 19th century Corn Crib. Funded also in part by Sotterley supporters, The Land, Lives and Labor exhibit located both inside and outside the Corn Crib offers visitors a unique view of life at Sotterley from the worker’s perspectives, both enslaved and free. The exhibit gives voice to those who far too often had none. Their stories were heavily researched and include primary documents, oral histories and interactive hands-on features, as well as a display of historic tools and equipment used to work the grounds at Sotterley. Land Lives and labor can be experienced year-round on any day the site is open.
RSVPs for the exhibit opening ceremony are appreciated, and can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-373-2280.