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Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture

Events and Exhibits

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Events and exhibits are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated.


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When Communities Come Together:  African American Education on the Eastern Shore

January 3 - May 31, GAC hours, Guerrieri Academic Commons, 1st Floor lobby

Examine the educational challenges and triumphs for African Americans on the Eastern Shore post-Civil War.  Focusing on the Princess Anne Academy, Rosenwald Schools, the process of desegregation and Salisbury University, experience the trials and tribulations that students faced for decades.  This exhibit celebrates African American History Month as well as Women's History Month by highlighting some of the educators who strived to improve the quality of education for African American students in their communities.

Sponsored by the Fulton Public Humanities Committee, Department of History and Nabb Research Center.


Thursday, March 9, 6 - 7 p.m.

Guerrieri Academic Commons, 1st Floor Lobby


Rosenwald:  The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities

Thursday, March 9, 7 - 9 p.m.

Guerrieri Academic Commons, Assembly Hall


Delmarva:  People, Place and Time                                                                 Delmarva exhibit

Guerrieri Academic Commons, 4th floor                                                      
Nabb Research Gallery, Niemann Gallery, M-F 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

This self-guided exhibit highlights various aspects of local history including Native Americans and early settlers, agriculture and water, family influences, an early 19th century home, and military history.  Also featuring documents and artifacts from the University Archives, now part of the Nabb Research Center.


The Stage is Set:  Leland Starnes & the Salisbury State Theatre      

January 3 - May 31, Monday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m, Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or weekdays by appointment, Guerrieri Academic Commons. Nabb Research Center, Thompson GalleryLeland Starnes

This exhibit showcases the Salisbury theatre program in the 1970s under the direction of Leland Starnes.  Through a variety of material, including photographs, production posters and design sketches, experience the theatrical creations that received rave reviews from the community and critics.  Celebrate the hard work and dedication of many staff, faculty and students. 


Thursday, February 9, 6 - 8 p.m.

Guerrieri Academic Commons, 4th Floor lobby

Sponsored by Department of Theatre and Dance & Nabb Research Center


Finding the Ancestors:  Tracing African American Genealogy

Monday, February 13, 7 p.m.

Guerrieri Academic Commons, 4th Floor, Nabb Research Center Classroom

Aston Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of History at Salisbury University, discusses methods of researching African American family history.

Space is limited.  Please call 410-543-6312 for reservation.


A Brief Relation of the State of Delmarva

Wednesday, May 10, 7 p.m.

Guerrieri Academic Commons, Assembly Hall

Economist and historian Phillips LeBel explores the age-old question of statehood for Delmarva.

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