Hollywood, MD – 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