EDWARD H. NABB
RESEARCH CENTER for DELMARVA
HISTORY and CULTURE
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Wayne and Power Streets
Salisbury, MD 21804
p.m. Tuesday-Friday 10
a.m. - 4
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Voices of the Indiantown
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 7 p.m.
The children of sharecroppers, African-Americans who grew up in the Indiantown area around Handsell, north of Vienna, MD, tell their stories about growing up in rural Dorchester County. Families with names like Pinder, Jackson, Jolley and Chase talk about their schools, churches, and jobs on the farm that led to further education and professional careers. This documentary about growing up during the time of segregation in the early to mid-20th century captures the voices from the past and preserves them for future generations. The film is a project of the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance and is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council.
Native Americans: First Contact on Lower Delmarva
January 27 — March 14
Mon., Wed., Fri., 1 – 4 p.m.
Loss of freedom, alteration of the physical environment, continually shrinking territory and the establishment of reservations mark the 17th century and depict the Native American story on the Eastern Shore. Learn how Native Americans lived and worked at the time of first contact with Europeans and see the drastically changed way of life that came with European occupation and domination of the Delmarva Peninsula.
Delmarvans at War: The Civil War
January 27 — May 16
Mon., Wed., Fri., 1 – 4 p.m.
See how the presence of both Union and Confederate supporters affected the families of Delmarva, and sense the overall impact felt in the tri-state area. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this exhibit features the people of Delmarva on both the home front and the battlefield through photographs, maps, diaries, correspondence and other seldom-seen primary documents.
Evening in Old Lewestown
Annual Fundraising Event
Saturday, April 26, 4 – 7 p.m.
Join Nabb supporters at the Lewes Historical Society Complex in Lewes, DE, for an elegant evening of fabulous food, music, potent potables and a silent auction. Featuring historic local buildings that include houses, a school, a blacksmith shop and more, the complex holds nine buildings dating from the mid-1600s to the late 1800s. Tickets will be available in early spring 2014. Call 410-543-6312 for information.
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Haitian Migrant Farmworkers on the Eastern Shore: A Historical Photo DocumentPhotos by Phil Decker
Capture a rare glimpse into the lives of Haitian migrant farmworkers through the compelling photographs and field notes of documentary photographer Phil Decker, who worked in the mid-1980s as an outreach worker for migrant farmworkers in Salisbury. This exhibit and archive provides the Nabb Center with a significant historical document on the origin of the Eastern Shore's Haitian community, many of whom fled political and economic upheaval in Haiti in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Coming to the U.S., they picked vegetables in the fields of the Eastern Shore. Decker’s photos depict a farmworker crew's life in Florida, on the road, in the fields, in the labor camp, and in town.
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