Dorchester County’s largest living history event celebrating the history, culture and natural environment of the Nanticoke River happens 10am to 5pm on Oct. 9. Immerse yourself in over 350 years of history during the Nanticoke River Jamboree at Handsell Historic Site in Vienna, MD, where they interpret the history of three cultures: Native People, European settlers, enslaved African Americans and sharecroppers. The event includes historic craftspeople, docents in period dress, an open hearth cooking demonstration by African American interpreters, Native life skills and the history of the Eastern Shore waterways.
This year’s event includes:
- Unveiling of Restored Handsell Front Porch
- Dedication of Memorial to Handsell’s Enslaved Community
- Special Exhibit: “Vienna Attacked,” exploring the 1780 British and loyalist raids on Nanticoke River villages and plantations.
- Exhibits and Demonstrations including Rug hooking, blacksmithing, spinning, quilting and colonial woodworking
Adult Admission is $5, children under 12 free.
Masking is encouraged at this outdoor event; masks will be required to enter the brick house and longhouse.
Address: 4837 Indiantown Rd Vienna MD 21689
After 5 – “Come to the Table” Dinner (by advance tickets only – watch for Event Brite registration)