Next Book Talk Event

Event Date: April 27th

Contact for more information: Sylvia Bradley, Westside Historical Soc.,

email:, phone: 410-726-8047 

Authors on Delmarva Series Returns with Book Talk by Jim Duffy  

The popular series of “book talks” by authors who live on Delmarva and write about Delmarva will begin its 2018 offerings with Jim Duffy, author of Tubman’s Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. Host of the series again this year is Layton’s Chance Winery, near Vienna, and this first program will begin at 4:30 with a meet and greet the author on April 27th. 

This is author Jim Duffy’s second travel-style book, but this one has a special appeal. Building on the great popularity of the Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center, Duffy’s book not only includes stories from the lives of Tubman and Frederick Douglass, but other lesser-known figures who took their own journeys to freedom. In 32 chapters he highlights the heroic stories of people from Cambridge, Easton, Denton, Dover, Seaford and more Delmarva settings. In his own words, Duffy explained, My goal in Tubman Travels is to tell these stories in fresh, engaging ways so that readers can get an up-close-and-personal feel for the times and for the people who embarked on these remarkable journeys.  This promises to be a mesmerizing talk you won’t want to miss! 

This series is offered by Westside Historical Society as part of their mission to preserve and promote the rich heritage of the Nanticoke watershed/western Wicomico area. Programs begin with a meet-and-greet the author followed by an informal talk about his work. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and comment and participate in the discussion.  There will be an opportunity to buy copies of the featured book at the end of the program.  This series is free and light refreshments are provided. For more information email , phone Westside Hist. Soc. At 410-726-8047 or Laura Layton at 410-228-1205.  

Authors on Delmarva

Aleta Davis

Tom Horton

Brian Stump

Tony Russo

Clara Small