40 Years Preserving the Heart and Soul of Delmarva
The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture marks its 40th anniversary in 2022, preserving and providing access to the history of the Delmarva Peninsula.
The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture was founded in 1982 as a history laboratory for students by Dr. G. Ray Thompson and Mrs. Sylvia Bradley of the Salisbury State College Department of History. They began acquiring microfilms of historical land records, wills, inventories, censuses, and other resources pertaining to the lower counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Recognizing the convenience of having these diverse records in one central location, local researchers and family historians generously supported these efforts.
This online exhibit was curated by Lisa Chase with assistance of Melinda McPeek, the Curator of Exhibitions and Engagement, and Nabb Center Archivists Ian Post and Jen Piegols.