Thursday, November 12, 2015

13th Annual WineFest - Volunteers!

Thank you to all of our volunteers who made WineFest possible! We had a fantastic time, despite the weather! We couldn't have done it without the help of the following folks!

Adrian Young
Al Northrop
Alan Easterling
Amanda Werrell
Angela Alcain
Ann Lewis
Annette Harris
Anthony Adedoyin 
Arnold Skinner
Barb Maher
Betsy King
Betty Currie
Betty Turner
Beverly Wilson
Bob Aldridge
Bob Trible
Bonnie Green
Bonnie Skinner
Brianna Whites
Butch Mattingly
Carol Newbury
Carol Wilson
Charles Wallace
Chris Jeys
Christine Stanley
Chuck Stein
Cindy Mattingly
Claud Parsons
Cleone Wible
Daphne McGuire
Darren Cook
Dave Brown
David Moulton
David Winters
Dawn Lopez
Dawna Diaz
Deanna Marcella
Debbie Curtis
Debbie Gray
Dee Lloyd
Devin Skinner
Donald Barber
Donald Beck
Doug Wesley
Elisabeth Young
Emma Teed
Erna Brown
Eve Love
Francie de Peyster
Frank Greenwell
Gary Beaver
Grant Newbury
Jamie Diesel
Jan Briscoe
Janet Rowland
Jeanne Davis
Jen Hower
Jenni McLellan
Jocilyn Skinner
Joe LeBrock
Joe Zarzaca
Joyellen Beck
Julie Monda
Julie Woods
Karen Northrop
Karen Price
Karen Vulgaris
Kathi Russell
Kathy Rodman
Katy Easterling
Keith McGuire
Kelsey Osborne
Ken Scheiber
Kolleen Dare
Krista Whites
Lacey Benton
Len Price
Leslie Burgess
Lisa Briscoe
Lisa Zimmerman
Liz Kwasniak
Lori Werrell
Lorraine Richman
Louise Snell
Lynn Fitrell
Marcus Sullivan
Marianne Evans
Marie Williams
Mary Ann Stamm
Maxine Counihan
Michelle Miranda
Michelle Russell
Mike Stamm
Ming Diaz
Ming Diaz
Nancy Tucker
Nancy Warren
Nancy Wolcutt
Nesrin Gibb
Nicki Gonzalez
Nicole Cunningham
Nikkie Vincent
Olivia Wright
Pat Greenwell
Paul LaRuffa
Pete Neus
Phillip Scassero
Rachelle Reynolds
Robin Wyvill
Rosemarie Stanek
Ryan Casselman
Sam Baldwin
Samuel Lusby
Sandy Kraft
Sarah Fitzgerald
Scott Teed
Skip Zahniser
Slim Lee
Staci Day
Stan Matchett
Stephanie Glass
Steve Meizoso
Steve Wilson
Susan Myrick
Susan Sohn
Susan Zarzaca
Sylvia Hillan
Tammy Parsons
Tammy Weiland
Tess Meizoso
Theresa Maroudas Lewis
Tracy Green
Valerie Green
Willow Smith
Xander Kraus
Zachary Moore
Balance Logic
Home2 Suites by Hilton
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
Sparkle Salon

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Ghosts of Sotterley - Lost in the Woods: Tales of the Past

Ghosts of Sotterley 2015 was a huge success! Thank you so much to our amazing volunteers who made it all possible!

Al Northrop
Alexandra Adler
Amber Harrelson
Bert Johnston
Betsy King
Beverly Johnston
Bob Maher
Bonnie Skinner
Cassandra Adler
Catherine Uezo
Charles Wallace
Christine Stanley
Connor Obrien 
Debbie Curtis
Debbie Gray
Emma Teed
Scott Teed
Ming Diaz
Dawna Diaz
Krista Whites
Westley Thomas
Brianna Whites
Joanna Woods
Elizabeth Prather
Emmett Lockhart
Eve Love
Hester Burch
Jenni McLellan
Jerry Hicks
JJ Mathe
John Bogner
Karen Northrop
Kathleen Atkinson
Katia Dean
Keith McGuire
Kelli Davis
Kimberly Johnson
Lacey Benton
Lisa Briscoe
Maria Gonzalez 
Melissa Bogner
Miriam Bizup
Nancy Morgan
Nate Ryon
Peter Neus
Peter Woodside
Raj Varma
Robin Henryhand
Robin Wyvill
Sage Burch
Shyanne Booker
Stacey Svendgard
Taryn Holley
Teri Daly

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: And don’t forget ~ WineFest Sponsors receive a discount on advertising! To advertise in the WineFest program, please contact Anna Harrison, Marketing Manager: For more information, we welcome your phone call: 301-373-2280.

Your Support Matters!


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
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
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
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
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