Nabb Fundraiser a Success!

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Thanks to all who cam out to help us “Step Back in Time” to celebrate 30 years of preserving Delmarva’s history and culture!

Published in: on April 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Jason Rhodes coming to Nabb!

Come and meet author Jason Rhodes when he signs copies of his new book Images of America: Salisbury on Saturday, September 24th 2 p.m. at the Nabb Research Center. Rhodes, an Eastern Shore native, conducted research for his new book at the Nabb Center. For more information, call (410) 543-6312.

Published in: on September 22, 2011 at 10:44 am  Leave a Comment  

This Week at the Nabb!

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This week students from the Pemberton Hall History Day Camp used the Nabb Center’s facility to learn about researching using primary and secondary resources.  Dressed in period clothing, students assumed the roles of actual individuals that lived in the Salisbury area during the 18th century.

The Historical Research camp is part of the Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students, a program sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Published in: on July 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

New Exhibit Coming Soon!

Planning is underway for the Nabb Center’s next exhibit, “Main Street Salisbury.” This exhibit, co-sponsored by DiCarlo Digital Copy Center, will explore the turn-of-the-century business district of the Lower Delmarva Peninsula. “Main Street Salisbury” opens Monday, August 29 and will run until Friday, May 25, 2012.

Published in: on June 22, 2011 at 9:34 am  Leave a Comment  

Margaret Chase Smith

The first woman elected to both the Senate and the House of Representatives, Margaret Chase Smith is remembered most for her presidential nomination in 1964. 

Submitted by Noelle Ford.

Published in: on April 11, 2011 at 10:50 am  Leave a Comment  

“In the Wake of John Smith: Indigenous Cultural Landscapes of the Eastern Shore”

To recognize Native American History Month, on April 13 Professor Virginia R. Busby, PhD will be giving a distinguished Wilcomb Washburn lecture on not only the lives and stories of native communities on the shore but also how modern communities can experience the history and culture of these sites.

The Wilcomb Washburn Distinguished lectureship is based on the late Wilcomb E. Washburn’s research, presentations and books. He has been described as “one of America’s most versatile and accomplished historians.” He authored more than sixty books and articles and was especially known for his expertise of the history of the American Indian.

The African-American Family Workshop led by Kimberly Conway Dumpson, esq., that was originally scheduled for April 2 will now be held on April 16.

Submitted by Brittany Cooper

Published in: on April 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Yellow Kid

The above picture is a donated advertising card from the late 19th century.

Drawn by R. F. Outcault, the Yellow Kid, also known as Mickey Dugan, was the lead character in the comic strip Hogan’s Alley. He embodied the stereotype of a poor, uneducated immigrant child. Outcault used this image to create sympathy for the poor and expose the excessive consumerism and ignorance of the middleclass.

A great website to peruse more Yellow Kid images is

Submitted by Noelle Ford

Published in: on March 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

New Collection of Copper Lustreware Pitchers

The Nabb Center recently received a new collection of Copper Lustreware pitchers.

Pitcher with a painted porcelain band

Copper Lustreware is a glazed surface that has been painted with copper oxides and then refired at a low temperature to create the iridescent look.

It first became popular in England in the 19th century, primarily because of it’s resemblance to gold.In the home, Copper Lustreware was often displayed because it created an illusion of wealth.

Look for a more detailed article in the Shoreline to come soon!

Submitted by Brittany Cooper

Published in: on March 28, 2011 at 9:41 am  Comments (1)  
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Our First Blog Post!

We’re History…Your History!

Welcome to the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture blog! We plan to use this as another means to keep the public updated on the happenings at the Nabb Center.  Check back daily for new posts!

Published in: on February 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm  Leave a Comment