Sotterley Education Director, Jeanne Pirtle, Published Author

August 22, 2013

Join Us in celebrating our own newly published author

September 12, 2013 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at our Warehouse
Please join us for light refreshments, a presentation, and book signings. Please RSVP by calling us at 301-373-2280.

Jeanne K. Pirtle has been a resident of Southern Maryland for 20 years. A teacher by trade, she has taught in the public schools and local colleges. A graduate of Washington State University and Notre Dame of Maryland University, she is honored to have authored this book about a subject she strongly believes in and supports. This book is a culmination of three years of research, observations, and hunting and gathering to tell the stories of Sotterley Plantation from its beginnings at the turn of the 18th century to the present. She hopes this book will be a lasting resource for Sotterley, the community and its citizens, and a tribute to the people of the past who lived and worked at Sotterley Plantation. Books will be available for purchase at the event, in our Museum Shop, and online at

Highlights of Sotterley Plantation include:

• Images from Sotterley’s archives, some of which have never before been available to the public.

• Sotterley’s stories illustrate how the drive for prosperity and freedom shaped goals, dreams and behavior for bad or good.

• Explains the Colonial Revival phenomenon and how our country’s citizens have sought to define themselves through the past.

• Showcases African American history from West Africa and colonial slavery to the civil rights eras.

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