2022 Theme – 200th birthday of Harriet Tubman and Tilley’s Escape!

In the parlor of Handsell house, there will be a display of Tilley’s Escape. Participants this year include:

2022 Nanticoke River Jamboree Participants

Living History and Crafts People

Chesapeake Independent Blues 18th Century Historical Interpreters

Jerome Bias and Janice Canaday –  Open Hearth Cooking

Janice Green as Harriet Tubman

Marvin Alonzo Greer – “Bound for Freedom” and the Underground Railroad

Gina Gerhard – Wool spinning in East Parlor

LaSara Kinser – African American medicinal herbs

Roberta Perkins — Handsell Laundress

Aleta Davis – Crocheted rugs

Mark Williams – Blacksmith

For Woodness Sake – 18th c. Woodworking

Paradise Brooms

Lady Aimee’s Fine Sewing and Sutlery

Art Malestein as “Christopher Nutter, Indian Trader”

David Rose as “Thomas Taylor” –   Handsell Trading Post

Walter and Kathy Singer – Musicians in West Parlor

Linda Harris, David Cole and Justine Pryor – Code Songs at the Memorial to the Enslaved

Major General James A. Adkins (Ret). Representing the Maryland 400

Environmental, Non-Profits, Authors and Museums

Barbara Lockhart –author

Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth and Nanticoke Watershed Alliance

Harriet Tubman UGRR State Park – “Marbles”

UGRR National Historic Park – Sack Races!

Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance– Handsell Info and Merchantile (fundraiser)

“Tilley’s Escape” – display in the Handsell parlor

Native American

Terry Crannell – Artifact Collection

Phillip Goldsborough – Chipping and Native Crafts

Pocomoke Indian Nation 

Drew Shuptar-Rayvis (Pekatawas MakataWai’U – Black Corn) Cultural Ambassador of the Pocomoke Indian Nation

Nause Waiwash Band of Indians

Herman Jackson of the Nanticokes, Milford DE

Handsell’s Chicone Village Volunteers

Tiger Den – Sue Meddling

Volunteer Groups

Boy Scouts of American Troop # 1091 – Admission and Parking volunteers









5 thoughts on “2022 Theme – 200th birthday of Harriet Tubman and Tilley’s Escape!

  1. Found yesterday’s Jamboree to be enlightning, educational, and inspirational! Exhibitors were knowledgeable and impressive. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and hope to get involved if just in a small way.


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