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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nabb Center Presents 'A Portrait of an Eastern Shore Woman' March 22-May 18

SALISBURY, MD---During mid-19th century, the woman’s domain was predominately the home—caring for family, toiling in the kitchen and managing a household where all were clean and presentable.

From March 22-May 18, Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture (190 Wayne St.) takes a look at back at that very different time with the exhibit “A Portrait of an Eastern Shore Woman” at the center’s gallery in the East Campus Complex.

Along with presentations highlighting the everyday life of local women of the era, the exhibit includes original 19th century diary entries from political activist Clara Gunby, as well as information on Civil War heroes Harriet Tubman and Anna Ella Carroll. Other items on display are vintage dresses, quilts and other items crafted by women from that period, as well as charcoal, oil paint and photographic portraits of women from varied backgrounds.

Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Admission is free and the public is invited. The exhibit is made possible, in part, through support from Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion, Inc., and the Adkins Historical and Museum Complex.

For more information call 410-543-6312 or visit the Nabb Research Center Web site at

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