Perdue Hall, Bennett Family Auditorium, 7 p.m. Thursday, February 27: Gerald Goodwin Lecture Friday, February 28: Panel Discussion
As we mark 50 years since the beginning of the massive “draw down” of U.S. combat soldiers from Vietnam, this event focuses on the specific experiences faced by African American veterans from Delmarva and their return back from service overseas. The first evening features a lecture by Gerald Goodwin who discusses the broader experiences of African American veterans in returning back from Vietnam to the U.S. in the early 1970s; while the second evening is dedicated to local veterans sharing experiences with the broader community.
Guerrieri Academic Commons, Assembly Hall Wednesday, April 1, 6 p.m.
Writer Tom Horton, photographer Dave Harp and filmmaker Sandy Cannon-Brown reunite to share the story of San Domingo, a settlement established near the Nanticoke River by free blacks, many of them former slaves, in the early 19th century. The film helps document the work of Newell Quinton, who strives to preserve the oral histories of the community.
Guerrieri Academic Commons, Thompson Gallery January 27– July 15
Throughout the twentieth century, in the ballparks and backyards of small towns on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, the most popular summer activity was attending or playing baseball. This exhibition looks at the history and heritage of baseball on the Delmarva Peninsula and the role it played in the local communities that embraced the national pastime.
Friends & Rivals is part of a larger initiative supported by an NEH Common Heritage grant to create a digital archive of Eastern Shore baseball and provide a series of programs exploring the importance of baseball in Delmarva communities.
Reception: Wednesday, February 5, 5:30 p.m. Nabb Research Center lobby 4th floor
Guerrieri Academic Commons, 1st Floor Lobby January 27 – July 15 Open During GAC Hours
In small towns throughout the Delmarva Peninsula, teams like the Crisfield Crabbers, Snow Hill Tigers, Slaughter Neck Giants, and Delmar Railroaders played baseball to enthusiastic crowds. As part of an NEH Common Heritage grant the Nabb Research Center is creating a digital archive chronicling Eastern Shore baseball. Presented is a sampling of images that take viewers on a photographic journey through 100 years of baseball on the Eastern Shore, from the 1876 Salisbury White Clouds to the 1976 Salisbury State College team.
Guerrieri Academic Commons, Assembly Hall Wednesday, March 11 – 6:00p.m.
NABB CENTER EVENT: Join John Wilson, retired professor in Historic Preservation, to learn about the historic Linchester Mill in Caroline County, Maryland. The mill was one of the last operating water-powered mills on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Katelyn Kean, Museum Registrar at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels Maryland, illustrates present and historic narratives told with objects collected from the bay. Using the museum’s maritime collection, Kean explores what it means to collect material culture from the surrounding community and how to ensure its long-term preservation.