Coming SOON 2014 – Nanticoke River Jamboree “400 years in Indiantown”

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 living history performers and 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”

 Exhibitors interested in participating, please contact us at or call Midge at 410-228-7458

 Full details can be found a the Jamboree Website.

Thanks to the 2014 Jamboree Sponsors: Maryland Humanities Council, NRG Energy, Dorchester Center for the Arts, Healing Hands Animal Hospital, and Rob Davis, CPA.




Thank you to ALL who made the 2013 Jamboree a success.  Here are some great photos!


Special thanks in 2013 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:!/HandsellHouse/photos

See a short video of the 2012 Jamboree on You Tube:

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”:

Daniel Firehawk explains hunting techniques of native people at the 2012 Jamboree!

Art Malestein, interpreting 17th century trader Christopher Nutter, watches the Baltimore United 1812 Volunteers doing a firearm demonstration at the 2012 Jamboree.

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