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URCD Receives National Honor from the Network to Freedom

On September 28, 2022, the URCD accepted the Wilbur H. Siebert Award from the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom Program in a virtual ceremony that closed a busy International Underground Railroad Month. Board members, Debra Martin and Gloria Henry accepted the honor on behalf of board members and volunteers, past and present, who advocated...

Henry Cowgill Farm & Rt. 10 Agricultural Landscape

Henry Cowgill Farm & Rt. 10 Agricultural Landscape

This flat, open landscape retains much of its character from the mid-19th century. The Cowgills were prominent Delaware Quaker farmers. Family tradition states that Henry Cowgill and his wife assisted freedom seekers by providing them with food, rest and clothing before they moved on. Henry Cowgill passed down a pocket piece issued by the American...


Joseph Walker House

The Wilmington Underground Railroad network included residents with vastly different backgrounds, living in all neighborhoods of the city. The Black agents clustered between the city core and west to Quaker Hill, as well as the East Side of the city. Born of a West Indian father and an Irish or English mother in about 1800,...


Thomas Garrett Home Site

One of the most important figures working on the Underground Railroad in Delaware was Thomas Garrett (1789-1871), a prominent Wilmington Quaker who devoted his life to the abolition of slavery and to helping all freedom seekers who sought his aid.  His home and business at 227 Shipley Street was an important destination for  seeking food,...

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