Historic Sotterley Wants Volunteers


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Growing for Good Potato Planting Day!
Saturday, March 23rd
- 9:00 am & 12:30 pm

Volunteer to help Sotterley and help others! Most of what is produced at Sotterley supports those in need in partnership with local food pantries. Our goal is to plant a full 11 acres of potatoes. Family-friendly event - we invite anyone 5 and older to help plant potatoes. Treats provided! Rain/Mud Date is Saturday, March 30th


Museum Store/Visitor Center!
May 1st – October 31st
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
& Sundays: Noon – 4:00 pm

You will be the first face of Historic Sotterley in this important position! Are you a history buff who like playing “store” as a child? Is your retired, at-home, partner driving you nuts? Or, are you just friendly, organized and out-going and looking for a volunteer gig that feeds the soul? The Visitor Center and Museum Store are housed in the Knott Farmhouse, where visitors check in for tours and come to shop.

Become a Docent!

Give voice to our over 300 years of history and be part of keeping our vision at the forefront, as we continue to foster a better understanding of our world today by providing a living link to America’s complex history and legacy of slavery. If you have a love of learning, a voracious appetite for history, and enjoy engaging with people, you will be the perfect docent! Once trained, you will have the opportunity to share the Sotterley stories during tours of our 1703 Manor House and our original 1830's Slave Cabin.

Get in the Garden with the Garden Guild Volunteers!

If you have ever been to our site, you have undoubtedly experienced the awe-inspiring beauty of our Colonial Revival Garden! Did you know that the planning, planting, weeding, and pruning, is all done by volunteers? The Sotterley Garden Guild is a highly dedicated group of nurturing horticultural artists who not only make this place exquisite, but they also have raised thousands of dollars through various fundraising activities in support of Historic Sotterley. And you don't even need to be a plant expert to be part of the Sotterley Garden Guild ~ there is rewarding work for all levels of expertise! Join this passionate group and become part of something amazing!

TO VOLUNTEER or make inquiries, please call 301-373-2280 or email: officemanager@sotterley.org


Historic Sotterley Wants Volunteers