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Nabb Research Center Events 2009:
Voice of the Artifact Display - whether the item is a great historic monument, document, relic or local ephemera, artifacts can illuminate historical fact by creating a sensory experience that connects the past to the present in a unique and valuable way. This display, free and open to the public, explores the voice of local artifacts and will run through Spring 2009.

Family History Research Workshop – Saturday, January 24, 9 a.m. – Noon.  Dr. Ray Thompson, director of the Nabb Research Center, presents how-to steps for gathering and researching family history at the Nabb Research Center on the East Campus of Salisbury University, Room 190.  The cost of the workshop is $30.  Call 410-543-6312 for registration.

Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 p.m. – Celebrating Black History Month, Linda Duyer talks about her book, 'Round the Pond:  Georgetown of Salisbury, Maryland.   Although little remains of the oldest African-American neighborhood in Salisbury, 'Round the Pond documents some of this community’s rich history.  Ms. Duyer’s presentation takes place at the Nabb Research Center on the East Campus of Salisbury University, Room 190.

Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Wicomico Room of the GUC – Celebrating Woman’s History Month, Dr. Melanie Perreault, chair of the SU Department of History, presents the 2009 Wilcomb Washburn Distinguished Lecture in American History titled, Servants, Slaves, and Unruly Mistresses:  Interpersonal Violence in the Early Chesapeake.  Perreault examines how acts of violence both challenged and reinforced community standards in the 17th century Chesapeake.

Saturday, April 18, 2:00 p.m. – Celebrating Archaeology Month – Dr. Elizabeth Ragan, SU associate professor of History, lectures on Over the Sea to Somerset:  17th Century Trade in a Neglected Corner of the Chesapeake.”

Saturday, May 2 (main fundraising event of year) - The fully restored Victorian mansion in Seaford, Delaware, of Governor William Henry Harrison Ross – a highly popular Governor from 1851-1855 – is the site for the Nabb Research Center’s annual fundraising event.  Guests visit a simpler bygone time period and explore a complete Victorian Italianate mansion with slave quarters, barns, sheds and spacious grounds.  Tickets will be available in early spring.   

* Other History and Heritage Events on Delmarva
     Contact us to suggest an event. Visit AllAroundDelmarva.com for general events.

2008:     Continuing | April | May | June
* Continuing:

Digitizing Delmarva's Heritage and Traditions
Public Access Channel (PAC) 14 and more than a dozen local historical organizations, including the Nabb Research Center, are please to announce the launching of the "Digitizing Delmarva's Heritage and Traditions" initiative. The mission of this project is to capture Delmarva's heritage and traditions in an archive of digitally recorded material that will be viewable through Public Access television, the internet, and future technologies.

You can be a part of this effort to preserve, protect, and promote the rich social, cultural, and historical legacy of Delmarva by making a donation, contributing your own video material, or submitting the name of a person, place, or topic to include in the project. For more information about the project, please visit its web site at: http://www.delmarvaheritageandtraditions.org.

The Vanishing Landscape
Historical Society of Talbot County Museum, Easton, MD
January 1, 2008 (Ongoing)
The Vanishing Landscape is the name of Shirley Hampton Hunt's exhibit of photos of abandoned houses, barns & churches on the Eastern Shore.
Historical Society of Talbot County
Information: 410-822-0773, curator@hstc.org, http://www.hstc.org

* June 2008

Quilts Exhibition in the Donovan Annex
June 13th - September 12th, 2008
Milton Historical Society
Information: 302-684-1010, http://www.historicmilton.org/

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