Poplar Hill Mansion Wins Award

SALISBURY — The Poplar Hill Mansion, the oldest registered house in Salisbury, had a couple of significant announcements this week including a Heritage Award and the appointment of a new curator.

On Wednesday, Salisbury officials announced the Popular Hill Mansion was honored with a Heritage Award by the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council, an organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the cultural, natural and historical heritage of the three counties on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore. The announcement came last week at the 7th Annual LESHC meeting at UMES.

Also this week, Salisbury officials announced Vreni Gust has been hired as the new curator for the Poplar Hill Mansion.

Gust grew up in Massachusetts and studied art and design at Alfred University in New York. She brings a broad range of skills and experiences to her new position as curator of the Poplar Hill Mansion.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.