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Events and Exhibits

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


For the Love of Quilting: Modern Quilts of the Eastern ShoreFor the Love of Quilting: Modern Quilts of the Eastern Shore

January 29 - May 31, 2018

Guerrieri Academic Commons, Fourth Floor, Thompson Gallery

Mon. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Modern quilts on loan to the Nabb Research Center and made by members of various Eastern Shore quilt guilds and church groups are featured.  The exhibit includes quilts displaying a range of techniques, patterns and purpose.  Some of the quilts are works of art that have been pieced by one and quilted by another, others are created from collected scraps and sewn quickly for a family in need.

Contact the Nabb Center about a related children's workshop to be held April 28.


You're on Indian Land...You're on Indian Land...

January 29 - May 31, 2018

Guerrieri Academic Commons, First Floor Lobby

Open During GAC Hours

Explore the history and legacy of the indigenous people of the Eastern Shore and their connections to the SU campus.  Included are sections on the Wicomico, Pocomoke, Nanticoke, Manokin and Choptank tribes.  The exhibit is a collaborative effort between Honors College students and SU staff, as well as local Native communities.  Student research, civic engagement projects and materials from the Nabb Research Center's special collections and University archives are highlighted. Co-sponsored by the Fulton Public Humanities Committee.

Reception Wednesday, April 4th, 6 - 8 p.m. in Guerrieri Academic Commons first floor lobby.  Join us for discussion and light refreshments as Salisbury University students share their research related to the Native American exhibit.

 NA reception flyer


Delmarva: People, Place and TimeDelmarva: People, Place and Time

July 25 - December 22

Guerrieri Academic Commons, Niemann Gallery

Mon. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tue.- Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 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.


Cajun by Any Other NameCajun by Any Other Name

Guerrieri Academic Commons, Assembly Hall

Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m.

Marie Rundquist describes her quest to discover her heritage, which culminated in her book Cajun by Any Other Name:  Recovering the Lost History of a Family and a People.  She discusses the fate of Acadians displaced from Canada during the French and Indian War who settled the Chesapeake region. 


Quilting flyerQuilting For All Ages

Guerrieri Academic Commons, 4th Floor, Assembly Hall

Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Create your own quilt-inspired artwork using canvases, fabric and embellishments with the help of the Asbury Quilters.  Call the Nabb Center to reserve a spot: 410-543-6312.


Pitt's Neck in New Church, Virginia

Saturday, May 5, 4-7 p.m.

Tickets now available.  $75 per person.  Contact the Nabb Center at 410-543-6312 for more information.

PItts Neck invitation


Memoir of a SkipjackMemoir of a Skipjack

Tuesday, May 22, 7 p.m.

Guerrieri Academic Commons, Assembly Hall

5.Randy-George.jpgRandolph George relates the story of the restoration of the aging skipjack Martha Lewis he purchased in 1993.  Along the way, he discovered the histories, places and people connected to the time when skipjacks represented a way of life for the watermen of the Chesapeake Bay.


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