How to Contribute

Raise Awareness

Please feel free to share links for this project with any teachers, students, or historic preservationists who might be interested.  You can also download, print out or email this one-page Stampedes Project Sheet and share as broadly as possible.

Make Suggestions

We are also happy to hear your input, take suggestions, or correct any mistakes.  Just contact us.

  • By email:
  • By telephone:  717-245-1865

Share Your Research

Local researchers, genealogists, and academic scholars working on topics related to antebellum slave stampedes in the Missouri borderland should consider sharing their research through guest posts at our project blog.  You can draft a short narrative post (750 to 1,000 words) and submit it to Matthew Pinsker, project director, at  Please use Chicago-style endnotes and submit your draft post as a Word document attachment to an email.  If you have any images to share, please send them separately as PDFs or JPGs with proper captions and credits.  Our team will review and respond to all submissions within two weeks.

Nominations for the Network to Freedom

We are especially interested in identifying historic sites, programs and facilities related to Eastern Missouri slave stampedes or the Underground Railroad in general that could be nominated for inclusion in the National Park Service Network to Freedom program.   To find out more, please follow these links: