The Nanticoke River Jamboree is an annual event held at Handsell to celebrate the natural and historic resources of the Nanticoke River watershed area. Each year the Jamboree features exhibits and demonstration by regional environmental and historic groups, a native Plant Sale, a variety of re-enactors, featuring yearly, Daniel Firehawk Abbott’s “Origins” program. In addition you will find music, food and activities for the whole family including kayaking and biking opportunities provided by Adrenaline High, a local outfitter.
SAVE THE DATE: October 5, 2013 is the date for the 2013 Jamboree! Re-enterpretors and colonial artisans interested in participating, should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org The 2013 theme:
2013 Nanticoke River Jamboree: “Waterway to Freedom”, commemorating Harriet Tubman and other’s who used the Nanticoke River to escape to freedom! New this year will be the “SPAAA Singers”, an African American performing group, among others special guests. Stay tuned for updates!
CHECK BACK LATER for the complete news for the 2013 Jamboree! Thank you to all who made the 2012 Jamboree a great success. Go to http://nanticokeriverjamboree.com for the updated photos and reports on this year’s event.
Photos from the 2012 Nanticoke River Jamboree can be found at our Handsell facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/HandsellHouse/photos
See a short video of the Jamboree on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HS8kZwmCxs&feature=plcp
Thanks to The Baltimore United Volunteers War of 1812 Reenactors!
Mr. and Mrs. James Steele, owners of Handsell were portrayed by actors Carolyn and Monte Hailey and discussed affairs of 1812 in their specially decorated ”Tent”:
Special thanks to:
All our many many volunteers!!!
Carolyn and Monte Hailey, actors who protrayed Mr and Mrs james Steele of Handsell.
Angel Pinder, historic interpreter who represented both an enslaved and free person who would have lived at Handsell circa 1780-1812.
Joan Maloof who lead a “Walk and Talk” from Handsell down to the Chicone Creek to discuss native plants and trees and how they are important to our lives.
John Creighton and Pat Lewis of the “Many Rivers Project” who lead a discussion on how the Nanticoke River might have been used by runaway slaves.
NRG’s Ron Wilkosz, for providing our very luxiorious Porta-Pots!
And to the Chespeake Conservancy for Sponsoring this year’s Nanticoke River Jamboree!
This event was part of the 1812 Dorchester Maryland series of events. For more information go to www.1812dorchestermaryland.org
The Jamboree is growing every year, so much so, that it now has its own web site! Please visit Nanticoke River Jamboree for the latest updates on the next Jamboree!