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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Cambridge in 1872–“the most beautiful place on the Peninsula”

    In an article for Scribner’s Monthly magazine, the 19th century writer George Alfred Townsend shared his impressions after a bit of wandering around Maryland's Eastern Shore. The article included the description below of what it was like to come up the Choptank River into Cambridge in 1872, just a few short years after the Civil War. When you come to the part about…
Tubman Travels

TUBMAN TRAVELS: How the Other ‘Moses’ Kept the Dogs of Slavery at Bay

The story of Moses Viney that follows is excerpted from Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva, a book by Secrets of the Eastern Shore that tells stories of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and many other men and women whose journeys in slavery and out of bondage went through the Eastern Shore and Delaware. Moses Viney had a pretty fun go of it for…
The Newsroom

Secrets on the Road: Events & Talks

Below are the events in and around Delmarva that are currently on the Secrets of the Eastern Shore calendar: • On Saturdays (11ish-7ish) and Sundays (11ish-5ish) up until Christmas, either Jill or I or both of us will be at the Secrets of the Eastern Shore Holiday Pop Up Shop inside of Jimmie & Sook's Restaurant, 527 Poplar Street in Cambridge, Md. More info on…
Good Times & Fun Events

18 Delmarva Events to Put on Your 2018 Calendar Right Now

      From brand new arrivals like the National Folk Festival in Salisbury to old standbys like the Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield, here are 18 items to put on your calendar for 2018: Jan. 26-28 Fire & Ice Festival Bethany Beach, Del. Put your long johns on and get your winter in gear at this first-time-ever weekend-long festival featuring ice sculptures, ice skating,…
Quote of the Day

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Girls Are Bad Luck on New Year’s Day

The late Tom Flowers--aka, "The Old Honker"--was a legendary storyteller from Dorchester County. Some of his tales are collected in an out-of-print 1998 book titled Shore Folklore: Growing Up with Ghosts, ’N Legends, ’N Tales, ’N Home Remedies, including this one about the old legend on Delmarva that it was bad luck if a girl or woman came calling at your house on New Year's…
Good Times & Fun Events

The Christmastime Fun Lineup, 2017

    Merry Christmas! Here is your handy-dandy guide to more than 50 holiday happenings on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware, from small-town holiday parties to music, dance, sing-a-longs, and much more. (If you are looking for the region's lineup of Christmas parades, this is the place to go for that handy-dandy guide.) OUT ON THE TOWNS • The Downtown Milford Holiday Stroll is…
Good Times & Fun Events

The Christmas Parade Lineup in 2017

    Here is your handy-dandy 2017 guide to Christmas Parades on the Shore and in Southern Delaware. Click on the parade title and you will head to a link with details. Did I miss a parade in your town? Let me know in the comments section below, and I will update the main page when I can. Click on Santa for info on getting this book…
Good Times & Fun Events

Halloween Fun on Delmarva, 2018

    Happy Halloween, everyone! Here is a little guide to Halloween Fun on Delmarva that I worked up to help get you in the spirit. If I missed a big event in your town, please add in the comments ... HAUNTED TOURS, HOUSES, FORTS, FORESTS, & ... A LIBRARY • There are lots of CHESAPEAKE GHOST WALKS and paranormal investigations to choose from in the coming…