Explore the turn-of-the-20th-century business district of Salisbury, MD.
Discover Main Street Salisbury through artifacts and photographs from Nabb
Center archives. This exhibit is co-sponsored by DiCarlo Digital Copying Center.
Exhibit, Nabb Center Gallery
On October 17, 1886, Salisbury was decimated by the most powerful fire in city
history. Two hundred buildings were destroyed and twenty-two acres of the center
of Salisbury were burned. Exhibit will feature images of the 1886 fire.
Tubman's Journeys: New Research and Fresh Interpretations of an American Icon
Lecture, Wicomico Room,
Wednesday, February 1, 7pm
Recent discoveries have expanded our knowledge and
understandings of the nature of Harriet Tubman's life experiences. The
documentary record of her story continues to grow, enabling new and fresh
interpretations about one of our nation's most remarkable freedom fighters. Come
and hear historian and scholar Kate Clifford Larson discuss Tubman's
extraordinary life, and learn about some of the new research that is rewriting
her remarkable story. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Multi-Cultural
Student Services. This is a Cultural
History Series: Frederick Douglass
Discussion, Nabb Center Gallery
Tuesday, February 21, 3-4:30pm
Co-sponsored by the President’s Office,
the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, and the Nabb Research Center, the
Delmarva History Series offers a
unique look into the lives of Eastern Shore men of the 18th-20th
centuries. This series focuses on the lives of individuals who brought
about change on the Eastern Shore and will include insights into the lives of
businessmen, philanthropists, abolitionists, ambassadors, ministers, and
governors from the Eastern Shore. Some of the presentations will be
lecture-oriented, others will be book discussions.
The inaugural event in the Series will take place at 3:30pm
on February 21 at the Nabb Research Center Gallery. The first individual
in the series will be Frederick Douglass, a fugitive slave, abolitionist,
author, ambassador and lay minister. Dr. Clara Small, professor of History, will
speak on the life and times of Frederick Douglass and lead the book discussion
on Douglass’ autobiography. The discussion series is free and open to the
public. Copies of the autobiography will be made available to participants in
Douglass Living History
Wicomico Room, Guerrieri Center
Tuesday, February 21, 7pm
Master Motivational Story Speaker Bill Grimmette steps back
in time as Frederick Douglass to tell the story of the famous abolitionist and
Eastern Shore Native. As the Past President of the National Association of Black
Storytellers, Grimmette has performed as Frederick Douglass at numerous
institutions including the Smithsonian and the Kennedy Center. This event is
co-sponsored by the Office of Multi-Cultural Student Services.
This is a Cultural Laureate Event.
Ye Bare, Ye
Hall Black Box Theatre
February 26, 1:30pm
In conjunction with the Theater Department’s presentation “The Play in August”, Dr. G. Ray Thompson, professor of History and
Director of the Nabb Research Center, will introduce attendees to the general
ambience on the Eastern Shore during the mid-seventeenth century, a locale rife
with religious, political, social and economic strife, which lead to the
creation of the first play in colonial America---a biting satirical work called
“Ye Bare and Ye Cubbe”. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre
From March 6-March 8, 1962 a deadly storm hit the
Mid-Atlantic coast. Considered one of the ten worst storms in the United States
in the 20th century, this storm caused numerous injuries and deaths, and caused
hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage. This online exhibit will
show the destructive nature of the storm on the Delmarva region.
the Civil War with Stan Williams
Lecture, Nabb Center Gallery
Thursday, March 8, 7pm
Called a Border State during the Civil War, lower Delaware
had a surprisingly vocal Confederate presence. Many of the leaders
of Delaware were slave holders and/or sympathizers with the Southern view.
Williams provides insight into the lives of some of the “movers and shakers” of
Sussex County and of their involvement in the Civil War.
Delmarva History Series: The Eastern Shore
and Its Role in the War of 1812 with Ross Kimmel
Lecture, Nabb Center Gallery
Thursday, March 29, 7pm
To many Americans, the War of 1812 was the second War of
Independence. Much of the War took place locally, in the Chesapeake Bay area,
with St. Michaels, MD, Lewes, DE, and Tangier Island, VA, seeing action. Eastern
Shore figures such as Levin Winder, wartime governor of Maryland and Joshua
Thomas, the “parson of the islands” played important roles in this not-well
remembered conflict between Britain and her former upstart colony in America.
Rises: Sea Level Change through Time on the Eastern Shore with Dr. Beth Ragan
Lecture, Nabb Center Gallery
Thursday, April 12, 7pm
Dire predictions have been made about how rising sea levels
caused by global warming might affect Delmarva. How real is the threat?
While the future is always uncertain, we can look back at the past to see the
interplay of land and water over thousands of years, and how changes have
impacted the people living here—and the archaeological evidence for that past.
Back in Time"
Fundraiser, Bistro, The Commons
Saturday, April 21, 6-9pm
The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and
Culture celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. In honor of this milestone,
the Nabb Center will celebrate with an event to celebrate 30 years of preserving
Delmarva history and culture. Tickets are $75. Make checks payable to Salisbury
University Foundation, Inc.
Nabb Research Center Student Internships
The Nabb Research Center offers four internship opportunities. These internships
include: Archival Management, Educational Studies, Exhibit Design, and Public
Relations. Also included are internships through
the CMAT, English, and History departments. To learn more, please