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History + Highballs: Theodosia Burr and the Nags Head Portrait

Thursday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. via Zoom

 

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Speakers: Marjorie Berry, historian for Pasquotank County; Robin Salmon, VP of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens

Join us for this special History + Highballs: Theodosia Burr and the Nags Head Portrait as we dive into the life of Theodosia Burr with Robin Salmon, VP of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens. Then learn about the mystery surrounding Theodosia’s disappearance and the origins of the Nags Head Portrait with Marjorie Berry, historian for Pasquotank County.

A native of Columbia, SC, Robin Salmon has been on the staff of Brookgreen Gardens since 1975. She oversees the acquisition, exhibition and conservation of Brookgreen’s art, history, library and archives collections. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the Museum Management Institute. Salmon is an Allied Professional member of the National Sculpture Society, serves on its board of directors, and is Co-Editor of its publication, Sculpture Review. She also serves on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee of the United States Mint, selecting designs for the nation’s circulating and commemorative coins and medals. She has written five books on Brookgreen Gardens, co-authored eight books on other art and history subjects, and provided numerous essays and articles for exhibit catalogues, magazines and other publications.

A native of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Marjorie Berry is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History from 1984 to 1993 and is the author of Legendary Locals of Elizabeth City. Berry is the historian for Pasquotank County and, since 2003, has been the researcher and scriptwriter for the Historic Elizabeth City Ghost Walk, a living history event held every October.