2024 Nanticoke River Jamboree-The Mid-Shore’s Largest Living History Event

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The Nanticoke River Jamboree is an annual event held at Handsell  to celebrate the natural and historic resources of the Nanticoke River watershed area and three cultures who have occupied this land.  Each year the Jamboree features exhibits and demonstration by regional environmental and historic groups, a variety of living history performers and demonstrations by spinners, sheep-shearers, wood turners, open hearth cooks and more!  In addition you will find music, food and activities for the whole family.

The 2024 theme will celebrate the Maryland’s ratification of the Emancipation Proclamation 1864.  

Exhibitors interested in participating in 2024, please contact us by email or call Midge at 410-228-7458

 Full details can be found a the Jamboree Website.

In 2022 Janice Canaday, an Interpreter on staff at Colonial Williamsburg was featured in the Handsell Kitchen.  Stay tuned for more exciting new and returning living history presentations!

Click Here for a full list of participants for the 2023 Nanticoke River Jamboree at Handsell

LaSara Kinser – foraging Walk and Talk

Three Cultures are always featured at Handsell events

Some images from the 2018 Jamboree



2013JamboreeCollage1JamboreeCollage5 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, 2013 and 2014 Nanticoke River Jamborees 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

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.

5 comments on “2024 Nanticoke River Jamboree-The Mid-Shore’s Largest Living History Event

  1. […] were priviledged to demonstrate colonial blacksmithing at the Nanticoke River Jamboree, this past Saturday at Handsell to support the efforts to restore the house of Handsell and to […]

  2. Eugene Mitchell says:

    I am an amateur photographer (member Delaware Photographic Society) and am considering shooting your upcoming jamboree. Can you tell me of any restrictions or other considerations. Clearly, I will ask permission before shooting. Also, can you provide a street address so I can use GPS to locate your site.

    Thank you.

  3. BABAharry livingston says:

    My grandmother CAME FROM DORCHESTER COUTY A PLACE CALLED ARIES- INDIANTOWN My great grandfather Robert Stanley and my Great grandmother is Annette is there anyway I can get more information

    • Our research has not connected to a Robert Stanley or Annette. We do know something about Emma Chase Pinder who married a Standly after her first husband died. I suggest you check the pertinent Federal Census’ to find your Robert Stanley as a child, which could lead you to his parents names. Double check the spelling, just in case.
      ..Good luck in your search.

  4. dolls of the 18th century display

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