Nanticoke River Jamboree 2018 Theme: “Games Replayed!”

All about the 2017 Theme: “Slave Dwelling Project Comes to Dorchester”

Nanticoke River Jamboree “Games Replayed” returns in 2018.

We were rained out for the 2016 event, but the theme of “Games” was so wonderful, that we are going to revisit it in 2018 with “Games Replayed”.

Here is some information on the 2018 Jamboree.  We have invited all these participants to join us again so please do a “sunny dance”.

 Exhibitors interested in participating this October, please contact us: restorehandsell@gmail.com

For a Complete List of Exhibitors for 2018 Click HERE

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The NHPA wishes to thank the sponsors of the

2018 Nanticoke River Jamboree:: “Games Replayed”

(as of June 25, 2018)

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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 2016 we have an exciting schedule planned:

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More exhibitors are being added each week-stay tuned for more!!

Featured in the restored Handsell Kitchen:  Jerome Bias, a living history interpreter portraying an enslaved cook.  Mr. Bias will discuss how African traditions and food preparation influenced early American cooking and talk about the life of enslaved people.

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Interpreter Laurie Toms will return as Frances Watkins Harper, 19th century author, poet and activist:

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Invited again this year– the Kite Loft

“Let’s go Fly a Kite”!

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Paul Gasparo, Leather and Horn Wares and MANY MANY more craftspeople! 

Paul Gasparo demonstrates over an open FIRE!

Paul Gasparo demonstrates over an open fire and has created lead dice for GAMES!

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Returning to the Jamboree again in 2018

Representatives from the Pocomoke Indian Nation and other tribal  groups from the Eastern Shore 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!

Chicone Village pictured Summer 2015

Chicone Village pictured Summer 2015

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Meet Chief Norris Howard from the Pocomoke Indian Nation and his family.  Hear the story of the Native People of DelMarVa.

Chief Howard discusses history of the Native People with a Radio reporter.

Chief Howard discusses history of the Native People with a Radio reporter.

Come see the preserved Handsell Kitchen at the Jamboree!  Meet Shirley Jackson, descendant of Charles Jackson who was born a slave in 1814 near Vienna.  Also “Voices of the Indiantown”, with Audio and Visual interviews displayed on a computer of descendants of slaves and sharecroppers of the Indiantown area.  See the newly restored Cooking fireplace, floor and interpretive signage.

Shirley Jackson re enacting one of her ancestors.

Shirley Jackson re enacting one of her ancestors.

***  Living History and Historic Craftsmen!  For a complete listing of Exhibitors go to Schedule of Events

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Angela Pinder as “Rachel Jackson”, house servant for the Samuel Thompson family, 1870.

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and much much more!

*** Food will be supplied by “2 Chicks Catering”, a truck full of Eastern Shore favorites including crabcake sandwiched!  Have a bite to eat while you visit the History Tent!

Admission of $4 per person with Children under 12 FREE helps defray our costs and bring this great event to Dorchester County!

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One thought on “Nanticoke River Jamboree 2018 Theme: “Games Replayed!”

  1. Looking forward to this event. I nearly cried when I went to training session on Saturday and actually saw longhouse laid out and markers in the ground. It has been a long time coming. I really want to help as much as I can to make this happen. The Nanticoke story needs to be told. Handsell is a unique place where three stories can be told side by side.

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