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Friday, May 20, 2011

Nabb Research Center Events Continue in June and July

SALISBURY, MD---The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University continues its historical discussion series with three events in June and July.

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James Jenson, a Ph.D. student at the University of Guelph, Ontario, leads the presentation “Trans-Atlantic Networks: Scottish Immigrants in the 19th Century” 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in the Nabb Research Center Gallery. His talk focuses on chain migration from Scotland to Mid-Southwestern Ontario during the 19th century. He explores the geographical and religious networks Scottish immigrants developed and used to reach their long- and short-term goals.

Local historian and Nabb Research Center volunteer Linda Duyer examines a topic closer to home during the talk “Taylors Island: Unraveling the History of the Lane Church Cemetery” 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the gallery. Located adjacent to two historic churches—Lane Methodist and Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal—the African-American cemetery contains gravesites from as far back as the early 1800s. Duyer discusses her findings in an effort to learn more about the cemetery, which includes the remains of families prominent in the history of Dorchester County.

On Saturday, July 16, the third panel discussion in the Nabb Research Center’s “Families of Old Somerset” series, “Maryland’s Lost Territory—Sussex County,” is held at 1 p.m. in the center’s Reading Room. When conceived in 1666, Somerset County covered the area from bayside to the seaside, including a portion of Virginia, the lower three counties of Maryland, and part of southern Delaware. Local family historians with insights on the territory that is now part of Sussex County, DE, are encouraged to attend.

The Nabb Research Center and Gallery are located in SU’s East Campus Complex, 190 Wayne St. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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

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