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Sotterley Plantation has announced the 2013 schedule for the Second Saturday Series.

During the first five months of the year, the public will have the opportunity to experience five unique tours at Sotterley at 44300 Sotterley Lane in Hollywood.

Advance reservations only. Cost is $15 per person per tour. Purchase tickets online at Walking required.

“Backstairs/Upstairs” will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. Jan. 12.

Go behind the scenes at Sotterley. Become an insider, and enter places you won’t see on a regular tour. See the kitchen and travel up the back staircase to view private chambers and undisplayed collections. Learn what it takes to operate and support a museum. Limited to 16 people per tour.

“Slavery, Resistance and Freedom” will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 9.

Slavery was a part of Sotterley’s history from the turn of the 18th century and lasted for more than 160 years. Hear the voices and visit the places where African-Americans lived and labored. Limited to 20 people per tour, ages 13 and older.

“From the Ground Up” will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. March 9.

From the basement to the attic of Sotterley’s 1703 Plantation House, there are numerous nooks and crannies rarely seen by most people. Presented by Sotterley’s restoration manager, the tour will reveal how the structure was built and what the various spaces tell us about its more than 300 years of history.

“A Taste of History: How African-American Foods Influenced Our Modern Cuisine” will be held at 10 a.m. and noon April 13.

What did people eat during the 1700s? Come learn about the foods that were transported on slave ships during the 18th century and how they influenced not only Colonial dishes, but modern day regional foods. Lecture and demonstration to be presented by the Director of Education of Historic London Town and Gardens. Limited to 60 people per session.

“Women of Sotterley” will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. May 11.

Discover the women of Sotterley. Whether it was the mistress of the house, the farm manager’s wife, the heiress, or the enslaved servants, the women of Sotterley were fascinating people who lived extraordinary lives. Limited to 20 people per tour.