Events and exhibits are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated.
August 1 – September 28
Guerrieri Academic Commons, 4th Floor Concourse
Building's operating hours
This exhibit celebrates Wicomico County’s sesquicentennial. It features photographs highlighting the people and places of the county’s past, facts about its cities and towns, and a look at Wicomico’s centennial celebration in 1967.
August 28 – December 22
Guerrieri Academic Commons, Thompson Gallery
Mon. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Featuring quilts from the Nabb Research Center collection, the exhibit highlight technical information about the quilts, including pattern names, the number of stitches per inch, and types of fabric, as well as the history behind the quilt. These quilts come to life when we know who made them, where they lived, and what they may have been doing when they made these quilts. The quilts come from several families on the Eastern Shore, including the Lankford, Hargis, White, and Adkins families. See related lecture on November 4.
August 28 – December 22
Guerrieri Academic Commons, 1st Floor Lobby
Building’s operating hours
Some of the ways technology is being developed and utilized on the Salisbury University campus are featured, including the 3D printer MakerLab, a software program that analyzes the emotional content of Shakespearean plays and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Interactive digital displays and information about how to get hands-on experience with these technological developments are also included. This SU Libraries exhibit is co-curated by Randy Cone, Angeline Prichard, Michael Scott and Chris Woodall.
July 25 - December 22
Guerrieri Academic Commons, Niemann Gallery
Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This self-guided exhibit highlights various aspects of Delmarva history, including Native Americans and early settlers, agriculture and water, family influences, and an early 19th century home. Also features documents and artifacts from the University Archives.
September 15 – November 3
SU Art Galleries Downtown, Gallery Building, Salisbury Plaza
Tues. - Fri. 12 p.m. - 7 p.m, Sat. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
SU Art Galleries Exhibit: Visit the new gallery space and explore how work has become a central element in American culture with a traveling Smithsonian exhibition developed by the National Archives. Part of Museum on Main Street – a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Maryland Humanities – this exhibition traces the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years, including the growth of manufacturing and increasing use of technology. The exhibition draws from the National Archives’ and the Nabb Center’s rich collections. Supported in part by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and in collaboration with the City of Salisbury, the Nabb Center, Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, the Julia A. Purnell Museum and other community partners.
3rd Friday, Sept. 15, 5 – 7 p.m.
SU Art Galleries Downtown
Wednesday, September 20, 7 p.m.
Conway Hall 153
Jeff Kirwan, emeritus professor and Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation extension specialist, has spent his career conducting research on indigenous ecology and cultural landscapes, particularly on Delmarva. A member of the Nause-Waiwash Band of Indians on his native Eastern Shore of Maryland, he shares an overview of his findings on how indigenous peoples have managed the landscapes of Delmarva. Co-sponsored by the Nabb Research Center.
Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Academic Commons, Assembly Hall
Jenny Garwood from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, discusses the Maryland quilts in the MESDA collection. A quilt turning featuring quilts from Nabb’s collection and a second presentation “Maryland Samplers in the Chesapeake Tradition” are also included. See related exhibit.
Wednesday, November 29, 7 p.m.
Guerrieri Academic Commons, Assembly Hall
Kate Livie, associate curator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, discusses the history and future of oysters in the Chesapeake. Based on her book Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay’s Foundation and Future, winner of the Maryland Historical Society’s 2016 Brewington Book Prize. Co-sponsored with the Environmental Studies Department and Fulton School.
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