We are busy lining up our past and also new exhibitors for the 2015 Jamboree at Handsell. The theme this year is FIRE! Now how more exciting can we get than that?
How did FIRE sustain the native people and colonists? Besides cooking, many skills necessary to life required the use of fire–brickmaking, blacksmithing, tanning, dying wool–the list goes on. And how did FIRE impact in negative ways?Colonist were constantly aware of the possibility of a fire destroying a home, as it did Handsell itself!
Look for not only great living history interpreters this year, but display of Fire Apparatus and trucks, Forest Fire and Marsh burning information and more!
Exhibitors interested in participating this October, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorships are being sought for the 2015 Jamboree. Please add your business’ name to this poster!
Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations by Dory Cunningham
The NHPA wishes to thank the sponsors of the
2014 Nanticoke River Jamboree:
Rob Davis, CPA, Salisbury, Maryland
Healing Hands Animal Hospital, Salisbury, Maryland
Every year at this all-day family-friendly event, you can learn from and be entertained by our outstanding Living History Performers, paddle along a protected and pristine Eastern Shore creek, ride a bike on country roads and enjoy displays from several nonprofits. In 2014 we have an exciting schedule planned:
Ongoing throughout the day:
NEW in 2014 – Actor David Emerson is joining us with an impressive resume spanning 25 years of Living History Interpretations. This year we will be visited by General George Washington at the Jamboree!
Returning to the Jamboree:
*** “Origins”, a native American presentation by Daniel Firehawk Abbott at the newly constructed Longhouse at Handsell. Come meet the men who constructed this amazing native lodge and hear about the methods used to build it. Walk through this full-size native dwelling house–the children MUST see this!
*** “African American Story of the Indiantown” Tent presented by the NHPA Native American Steering Committee, exhibits and discussions with family members. Also “Voices of the Indiantown”, with Audio and Visual interviews displayed on a computer of descendants of slaves and sharecroppers of the Indiantown area. View Video Teaser of the new project.
*** Living History and Historic Craftsmen!
The Chesapeake Independent Blues Militia, a re-enactment unit complete with full military uniforms, equipment and muskat demonstrations. This will be there second appearance at the Jamboree.
Warren Saunders, decoy carver and Frank Bittner, faux painting; and many more!
For a complete listing of Exhibitors go to Schedule of Events
Chris Roper, a Virginia colonial Blacksmith