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 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: Saturday October 11, 2014:
The 4th annual
Nanticoke River Jamboree at Handsell: “400 Years on the River”
Check back this summer for more details! Exhibitors interested in participating, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Midge at 410-228-7458
While we are making plans for the 2014 Jamboree, see what we did last year:
The 2013 Jamboree was held last October! The 2013 theme was “Waterway to Freedom”, commemorating Harriet Tubman and other’s who used the Nanticoke River to escape to freedom! New last year were the “SPAAA Singers”, an African American performing group, among others special guests. Full details can be found a the Jamboree Website.
Thanks to the 2013 Jamboree Sponsors: NRG Energy, Healing Hand Animal Hospital, Rob Davis, CPA, Hebron Bank, Provident Bank and a grant from the Dorchester County Heritage Areas.
Thank you to ALL who made the 2013 Jamboree a success. Here are some great photos!
Special thanks to:
All our many many volunteers!!!
Carolyn and Monte Hailey, actors who protrayed Mr and Mrs James Steele of Handsell.
Kat Lindsay, African American performer
SPAAA Singers and Barry Foreman of Salisbury Maryland
Angel Pinder, historic interpreter who represented both an enslaved and free person who would have lived at Handsell circa 1780-1812.
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 Heart of Chesapeake Heritage Areas for a min-grant to support the Jamboree.
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!
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 2012 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”: