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TUBMAN TRAVELS: The Strangers Who Risked Everything for Sam And Emeline Hawkins

 This is a free excerpt from the Secrets of the Eastern Shore book, Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. The book tells true-life stories from the Underground Railroad, and all of those stories are linked to places that you can go visit in your travels on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. BIG PICTURE: Redemption Song One thing I’ve learned in working on…
May 4, 2020
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

Month of Fundays April 2020: The Stay-at-Home Edition with Stories, Videos, & More

The April 2020 MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter is a little different. With all public events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, this issue is designed to help you spend your time at home, with stories and photos and videos of days gone by on Delmarva. Click here to see the April 2020 edition. Here’s hoping it brings a little happiness into these crazy days. Thank you…
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The stately looking steamboat … cautiously, almost stealthily edged her way into the locks” of the C&D Canal.

In 1881, the Wilmington (Del.) Morning News published one writer’s eloquent account of his steamboat journey from the old city of New Castle through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and on across the Chesapeake Bay to Baltimore. Here are some highlights: Steamboats ran on the bays and rivers of Delmarva for a century and a half, from 1813 until 1962. This account of one brief…
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Inspiring Journey: “Black Harry” Hosier’s Climb from Slavery and Illiteracy to America’s “Greatest Orator”

We are all born with gifts. We all strive in our own way to nurture and share those gifts. Harry Hosier faced longer odds than any of us in this regard. He was born into slavery. He was illiterate. But he managed nonetheless to carve a path through life that saw him seize every opportunity to put his God-given gifts—a prodigious memory and a flair…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

Month of Fundays March 2020: Good Times & Fun Events on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware

The March 2020 MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter connects you with lots of fun events and cool happenings on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. We are talking chocolate festivals, St. Patrick's Day, an eagle festival, music, history, beer, cocktails, and much more. Click here to see the March 2020 edition. Here’s hoping it inspires you to get out & go! Thank you for reading!
181 Great Events ExcerptFrom the Books

181 Great Events Book Sample: Two Chocolate Festivals in March

The new Secrets of the Eastern Shore book, 181 Great Events on Delmarva, celebrates the annual celebrations of the Delmarva Peninsula. Most chapters are devoted to a single event. Some, like this one, combine two similar events that happen around the same time into one section. Publication date: April 2020. Two Chocolate Festivals Rehoboth Chocolate Festival When: Early March Where: Rehoboth Beach, Del. Region: Lower…
Good Times & Fun Events

Go Green! St. Patrick’s Festivities on the Delmarva Peninsula, 2020

Here is your handy dandy guide to this year's St. Patrick’s Day festivities on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware: Milton (Del.) Parade Sunday, March 8 Before the parade kicks off at 2pm, there is a walk/run for charity. The events has raised more than $20,000 for local causes in previous years. DETAILS.  (The Milton Theatre has free live music all day long to boot,…
Way Back Machine

A Marydel Whodunnit, 1909: Amateur Actor Fatally Poisoned on Stage during Show for Charity

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 11, 1909: “The little town of Marydel, , was thrown into an intense state of excitement this morning when it became known that Charles L. Pippin, a local businessman, was dead. The cause of his death was poison in a glass of wine which he drank during the amateur performance of a play in which he was one of the actors on…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

Month of Fundays February 2020! Good Times & Cool Events on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware

The February 2020 MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter connects you with lots of fun events and cool happenings on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. We are talking black history, ice sculptures, beer, gumbo, muskrats, birds, and much more. Click here to see the February 2020 edition. Here’s hoping it inspires you to get out & go! Thank you for reading!
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“Underground Railroad Journeys” Presentation in Selbyville, Del. on Thurs., Feb. 20

Author and storyteller Jim Duffy of Secrets of the Eastern Shore will tell true-life tales about “Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva” in a presentation and discussion at the Selbyville (Del.) Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 20. The presentation is based on Duffy’s book, Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. The event begins at 5pm. There is no admission fee. Duffy will be signing…