2014: 400 Years in Indiantown!
3rd Nanticoke River Jamboree “Waterway to Freedom”
The NHPA joined all of Dorchester County to commemorate the 100th year of Harriet Tubman’s death. Tubman, born in Dorchester County, led over 300 enslaved people to freedom through the fields, woodlands and marshes of the Eastern Shore as she headed north to Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Along with our usual Environmental Displays, the 2013 Jamboree commemorated the of the struggle of those who sacrificed so much to find freedom along the Underground Railroad Byways.
Every year at this all-day family-friendly event, you can paddle along a protected and pristine Eastern Shore creek, ride a bike on country roads and enjoy displays from more than a dozen nonprofits.
*** Food Tent – the usual burgers, hot dogs and drinks! Have a bite to eat while you visit the History Tent OR listen to Daniel Firehawk Abbott’s Native American presentation!
PAST JAMBOREES – 2012:
The 2012 Nanticoke River Jamboree: “Life on the River 1612-1812” was held on June 23, 2012 at Handsell. Virginia Blacksmith Jeff Dunkelburger had this to say about the 2012 Jamboree at Handsell:
“We 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 celebrate the historic nature of the area. It was an amazing event, filled with interesting people and fascinating history. We’ve never been at a place before where the content of a festival was so solid – early American history and the war for Independance….the Underground Railroad and African American history… and Native American history all focused on one place. I was so jealous of the folks that got to attend all the various talks. There was so much to learn!” —Jeff Dunkelburger, blacksmith
You can follow Jeff’s blog at: http://www.blackforestartworks.com/2012/06/demo-at-nanticoke-river-jamboree.html
For a complete Photo Album of the 2012 Jamboree go to our Handsell Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=206090382789171
All the photographs of the Jamboree posted on Facebook and shown here are by volunteer Beth Barbush. Thank you Beth for the very professional photographs!
For a short video collage of the Jamboree on You Tube go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HS8kZwmCxs&feature=plcp
Presented last year – The Baltimore United Volunteers, War of 1812 Reenactors! With full uniform dress, rifles and equipment! Come join us for the Star-Spangled fun!