Frederick Douglass Library Hosts UMES Football Legacy Exhibit

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    Football Exhibit            PRINCESS ANNE, MD-A new exhibit in the Frederick Douglass Library at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore opens Tuesday, September 15.  From Princess Anne to the Pros:  A Small College's Football Legacy explores the time period of the 1950s and 60s when UMES, then Maryland State College, was regarded as a football powerhouse and many of its players went on to become professional athletes. 

                Located on the library's second floor, the exhibit is free and open to the public.  The Frederick Douglass Library is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

                "We hope the community will take advantage of this opportunity to visit the campus and enjoy this special collection of photography and memorabilia on display through February," said Shelia Bailey, dean of the Frederick Douglass Library.           

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    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, gcstephens@umes.edu.