In 2011, the Franklin P. Perdue Museum of Business and Entrepreneurship opened as part of Salisbury University’s newly constructed Perdue Hall.
For nearly a decade, it told the story of Perdue Farms Inc., and its founding family before closing along with most other SU buildings during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
Beginning this fall, visitors once again may tour the museum to learn about the past, present and future of Perdue Farms. This time, however, the experience will be completely different.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Perdue Farms in 2020, the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation worked with SU’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture to expand and update the museum. While some exhibits, such as early artifacts from the company, remain, others have received a complete overhaul.
New exhibits focus not only on the company’s history, but its present and future, from poultry and grain production, to its current leaders and their commitment to sustainability. A new big-screen monitor allows visitors to explore these concepts interactively, including a montage of the company’s famous commercials.
Admission to the museum is free, and the public is invited. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and other times by appointment.
A video tour of the museum is available online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=03FqEsl5Yow&t=18s.
For more information, call 410-543-6316 or visit www.salisbury.edu/academic-offices/business/perdue-museum/>.