New this year—going virtual!

News Release, Historic Sotterley, INC.

Historic Sotterley is proud to announce its 2020 Sotterley Speaker Series!  Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced a delay in the kick-off for the series, Sotterley remains dedicated to finding a way to bring this stellar group of presenters to our community.

Sotterley will be offering this year’s presentations virtually whenever our guests cannot join us in person due to social distancing guidelines.   If possible, presentations held later in the year may also be offered in person if community guidelines allow.  We ask attendees to check the website as each event approaches to find out if the event will be held virtually and/or in person.  Advance reservations required for all events held virtually (and requested if held in person).  Links to join the webinar platform along with instructions will be provided the week of the event on the website.

Mark your calendars for the following dates:

Thomas Jefferson’s Education 

Dr. Alan Shaw Taylor,?American Historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author 

  • Wednesday, May 20, 7 p.m. 

 Diving for History:  Never Too Old to Play in The Mud   

David Howe, Secretary, Institute of Maritime History, Retired Admiralty Lawyer 

  • Wednesday, June 24, 7 p.m. 

 Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History 

Dr. Richard Bell, Author, Associate Professor of History 

  • Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m. 

The Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman 

Angela Crenshaw, Maryland Park Ranger, Harriet Tubman Museum 

  • Wednesday, August 26, 7 p.m. 

The Busted Ecology Blues 

Fred Tutman, Native Son, Activist, longest-serving Riverkeeper on the Patuxent River 

  • Wednesday, September 20, 7 p.m. 

Power of Us: What Happens When Historical Narratives Are Corrected? 

Christy Coleman, Executive Director, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation 

  • Wednesday, October 14, 7 p.m. 

Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives:  Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War 

Candice Sky Hooper, Author, Emeritus Board Member, Lincoln’s Cottage 

  • Wednesday, November 24, 7 p.m. 

For the 13th season, this series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of The Boeing Company!

Check Historic Sotterley’s website for updated hosting information: www.sotterley.org


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