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Event Date:  June 7, 2014 - 12:00pm Sotterley Plantation presents a living history event written by Dale Jones. This interactive experience will take the audience on a journey from the perspective of the enslaved at Sotterley during that summer of 1814. The Choice is a story of decision, struggle, resistance and courage of the enslaved. Admission/Advanced Reservations Required Purchase Tickets Online at www.sotterley.org Call 301-373-2280 for more information Location Sotterley Plantation 44300 Sotterley Lane Hollywood, Maryland 20636 United States See map: Google Maps

Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable

Event Date:  Repeats every month until Tue Jul 08 2014 . March 11, 2014 (All day) Please consider the following public announcement for Tuesday March 11: Dr. Tom Jarvis will discuss “Why the North Won and the South Lost The Civil War“ at the next meeting of the Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Business and Industry, Chaney Enterprise Conference Center Room BI-113, at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata, MD. FREE Greg Stottlemyer SMCWR Recording Secretary 410-414-8391

Kitchen Guild Open House

Event Date:  March 16, 2014 - 3:30am - 4:30am Curious about joining our Kitchen Guild? Step into the warmth of the open hearth kitchen and chat with member while sampling an array of seasonal soups from period recipes. Free! Register by March 14. Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Road Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

Spencer Weekend

Event Date:  March 7, 2014 - 6:00am - March 9, 2014 - 12:00pm Join costume historian Dr. Ann Wass to make a Regency-style spencer jacket in a weekend. These are perfect for upcoming War of 1812 celebrations and Regency costume events! Registration required by February 28. $50/resident of Prince George's and Montgomery Counties; $60/non-resident. Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Road Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

Tasting the Past: Tea Across the Centuries

Event Date:  February 8, 2014 - 1:30am - 3:30am Sip your way through the fascinating history of taking tea with foodways historian Joyce White. Sample popular teas and treats during this guided tasting. Registrations required by January 31. $18/resident of Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties; $22/non-resident. Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Road Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

War of 1812 Talk ~ Free

Hear Consultant Dean Krimmel give an insider’s look at the process of creating an exhibit about the 1812 War in Southern Maryland; guided tour of the exhibit follows the talk. 3pm at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus: 410-326-2042 x17; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Tidewater Christmas at Friendship House

Event Date:  December 7, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Friendship House is located on the grounds of the College of Southern Maryland. Built circa 1740 by a member of the Dent family, it is one of the oldest surviving examples of Maryland Tidewater architecture. Originally located on land in Nanjemoy, the first Dent that occupied the tract was Colonel William Dent who inherited the property from his father Thomas in 1674. Stories of Colonel Dent and his relatives offer a glance into an earlier time. Location Friendship House - College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus 8730 Mitchell Rd La Plata, MD United States See map: Google Maps

Jefferson Patterson Park Tour • free

Tour Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, which conserves more than eight million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. 11am & 1pm at Jefferson Patterson Park Museum, St. Leonard. 410-586-8578; www.jefpat.org.

Historic Monday Cruise

Join Historic Annapolis for a History Monday Cruise aboard the Schooner Woodwind and hear speaker Janet Williman on a tale of two cities: the United States Naval Academy and Annapolis. 5:30-7:30pm from the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. $42 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-263-8994; www.annapolis.org.

Patterson Memories Tour • free

Tour Point Farm and learn about the Jefferson Pattersons and their history in Calvert. 10am and 1pm at Jefferson Patterson Park Museum, St. Leonard. rsvp: 410-586-8578; www.jefpat.org.