Friday, July 3, 2015

Barn Bash is Back!


The flyers are going out! On Friday, August 21st, Sotterley Plantation will be hosting our Barn Bash again! The Country Memories band will be playing  traditional country favorites and golden oldies made famous by Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynne and many other country legends.
 
You won't want to miss this  fun family-friendly night out with live music and dancing! 
 

Did you know?
Sotterley’s very own Joe Goldsmith is one of the band members!
5:00 p.m. gates open  |  6:00 p.m. music begins
Admission: $15.00 per person at the gate.
Food, beer, and wine for purchase.


Monday, June 29, 2015

New This July!

Small Fry Fridays!
July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
FUN learning opportunities at Historic Sotterley Plantation are coming up every Friday during the month of July 2015! Join a costumed docent portraying a Sotterley person of the past while enjoying some kid-friendly activities!
July 3 (10:30 & 11:30):
Croquet & Games on the lawn!
July 10:
Lessons in the Schoolhouse!
July 17:
Gardening & Farming work and fun!
July 24:
Skills of the trades!
July 31:
Wool carding and spinning!
Admission $ at the Visitor Center.

Rain or shine events.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Seeking Winefest Sponsors & Advertisers



Seeking Sponsors & Advertisers
for the 13th Annual Riverside WineFest

Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2015
October 3 & 4 ~ beginning at Noon both days

Time to celebrate the BEST of Maryland at Historic Sotterley Plantation ~ the best wines, the best artisans, and the best microbrews! The 13th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4th, 2015 and we have many exciting opportunities for companies and individuals to join us as sponsors and advertisers for the event. Not only is this excellent exposure to a large and diverse audience of thousands, but your support helps Sotterley to continue our important mission of preserving, researching and interpreting the Plantation’s diverse cultures and environments, and to serve the world as a public education and cultural resource.

The Riverside WineFest at Sotterley is all good things rolled into one weekend! Thousands of guests come to the place where wine flows freely, live music is jamming, demonstrations are educational and entertaining, artists are selling their exquisite creations, food is scrumptious, and the 1703 Plantation House Mini Tours and the Colonial Revival Garden Tours are FREE.

Your Support Matters! Support the Riverside WineFest at Historic Sotterley Plantation through sponsorship, advertising in our 2015 full-color program, or both! To become a WineFest Sponsor, please contact Nate Ryon, Development Manager: development@sotterley.org. And don’t forget ~ WineFest Sponsors receive a discount on advertising! To advertise in the WineFest program, please contact Anna Harrison, Marketing Manager: marketing@sotterley.org. For more information, we welcome your phone call: 301-373-2280.

Your Support Matters!

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Another Amazing Gala!




A marvelously successful event, the 6th Annual Gala in the Garden was held last Saturday night in the Sotterley Colonial Revival Gardens! "On the Road to Morocco" we were all swept away to this far away land of tantalizing colors, luscious spices, nectarous cocktails, and dazzling dancers and music! The exotic Sotterley Suq was bursting with live & silent auction treasures, which prompted generous bidding from the guests. We thank all who attended this year!
 
As our second largest fundraising event of the year, the Gala in the Garden allows Historic Sotterley, Inc. to continue our mission of preserving, researching, and interpreting our diverse cultures and environments and to serve the world as an educational, cultural, and community resource. This could not be possible without the generous support of the following:


2015 Gala Sponsors

Gold Sponsorship - $2,500
Bailey’s Party Rentals
Cherry Cove Hospitality and Brian & Kim Norris
John Felicitas & Christine Wray
MedStar Health
Skip & Ellen Zahniser

Silver Sponsorship - $1,000
Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C.
Steve & Eileen Bildman
Community Bank of the Chesapeake
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Nancy Ruyle Dodge
SAIC
Tidewater Dental
W. M. Davis, Inc.

Bronze Sponsorship - $500
Jan & Tom Barnes
John & Mary Bohanan
Mike & Linda Colina
Jan Mandel & Harry Weitzel
Bold Jewels for the Feminine Spirit
Don & Jean McDougall, Jr.
Quality Built Homes, Inc.
Resource Management Concepts, Inc.
Sabre Systems, Inc.
SMECO ~ Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Special Thanks
Pete Butt, COMFACAV
Daughters of Veda Mid-Eastern Dance Troupe
Carol and Tom Davis, Your Journey Studios
Ken’s Creative Kitchen
Bill LeWarne - Graphics support by Black Cat Design
Dan Raley, Our Auctioneer
Robert De Vos & Scott Teed, Our Drivers
The Printing Press, Inc.
Wentworth Nursery - for the magnificent plants & flowers
Michael Whitson & Lynn Erwin


The Gala in the Garden Committee

Ellen Zahniser, Committee Chair
Jae-Nee Ausley
 Jan Briscoe
Linda Colina
Nancy Easterling
Marian Gardiner Fegeley 
Joe Goldsmith
Sheila Gibbons Hiebert
Linda Tucker Jones
Eileen Miller
Nate Ryon
Katherine Stormont
Mellanie Teed
and the Sotterley Staff

&

Live & Silent Auction Donors
Walt Disney World
Omni Resorts
Rick and Paula Tepel
Sam Baldwin & Cassie the Black Lab
Betty Currie
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort and Travel Leaders
VADM Joseph Dyer and Susan Dyer
Frank & Patricia Greenwell
Bonnie Briscoe
Mike Colina
Maryland Antiques Center
Morris Point Restaurant
Limousines, Inc.
Michael Middleton
Hampton Inn
Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation,
The Ruddy Duck Brewery
FreeThinkers Brewery
Traditions of Loveville and Becky Kozak
St. Mary’s Arts Alliance,
St. Mary’s College River Concert Series
Chesapeake Grille & Deli
Cabot Cheese
Evolve Yoga & Wellness
Alexander Chiropractic
Bernadette Brooks
Belk
Hilton Garden Inn
The Ruddy Duck,
Buck Briscoe Estate
Tidewater Dental
Sarah Houde
Bert & Beverly Johnston
John Cook
Hon. Thomas V. Mike Miller
Brian Norris
Baltimore Orioles
Washington Nationals
Washington Capitals
Breton Bay Golf & Country Club
Olive Garden
Nicoletti’s
Ledo’s
The Dry Dock Restaurant
Wildewood Liquors
Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Compass Coffee
Cori Sue Morris
Susan St. George
Calvert Marine Museum
Top Notch Grooming
Sotterley Garden Guild
David’s Flowers
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
VADM and Mrs. Joe Dyer