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University of Delaware's Special Collections

In part two of our History Matters series on Delaware and the Underground Railroad, we turn to fugitive narratives - pamphlets published before, during and after the Civil War by runaway slaves or abolitionists helping them.


The narratives provide first-hand accounts of what life was like for those fugitives while enslaved, during their journies to freedom, and even life after freedom.



The First State Heritage park is celebrating notable females in Delaware history with events in Dover this weekend.

A new book from a local professor is bringing to light a unique story about slavery and a Founding Father. It’s the story of Ona Judge, a runaway slave.

Delaware is pulling out all the stops to help get you outside this spring.


The state parks department launched a website last week that can help you find the nearest outdoor recreation area wherever you are.


Delaware Historical Society

In honor of African American History Month, this week's History Matters -produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society - is the first in a two-part look at stories from the Underground Railroad.


First up is the story of Quaker abolitionist Thomas Garrett and his watershed trial of 1848. Garrett was a key figure working as a Station Master on Delaware’s portion of the Underground Railroad – helping thousands of slaves make the trek across the Delmarva Peninsula and escape north to freedom.

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The Delaware State Fair has announced this year’s concert series lineup ... and it’s got plenty for country fans.


Credit: James Beard Foundation

Delaware boasts three semi-finalists in the prestigious James Beard Foundation awards this year.

Nathan Thayer

Housing for refugees can be difficult to find – but a University of Delaware masters student is trying to help change that.

Photo courtesy: Dover Int'l Speedway

Dover International Speedway is making another significant safety upgrade for its NASCAR races.

Track officials say they are adding approximately 1,800 feet of SAFER barriers to the Monster Mile’s outside walls along the frontstretch and backstretch, including the gates for track entry.

Read House

New Castle’s Read House is hosting tours this Sunday called “Courtship, Letters & Love” – featuring rarely seen love letters and accompanying etiquette rules - and even marriage certificates from the 1800s.