The mission of
Sotterley Plantation, a National
Historic Landmark, is to preserve,
research, & interpret Sotterley
Plantation’s diverse cultures &
environments, & to serve the world
as an educational, cultural, &
community resource. Historic
Sotterley, Inc. is a non-profit,
501(c)(3) public charity organization.
Land, Lives and Labor Exhibit at Historic
Historic Sotterley Plantation
Cordially Invites You Visit its First Permanent Exhibit
Land, Lives and Labor
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.