Non-profit 501(C)3
The National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation invites you to the

12th Annual Corps of Discovery
May 19-22, 2016

Nichols Family Farm
85 Township Road 1305
Toronto, Ohio

  In May of 2016, the twelfth annual National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation's Corps of Discovery teaching event will take place to help educate attendees on the ways of living and surviving in the American colonial era, between 1640 and 1840.

What is the Corps of Discovery?

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  This event is a learning exploration - much like Lewis and Clark when their expedition left for the great unknown from the banks of the Ohio River in 1804. What experiences can be explored? In the past we offered many seminars such as wing-bone turkey calls, cooking on an open fire with Dutch ovens, the art of scrimshaw, bow/arrow demonstrations, tomahawk and knife throwing and blacksmithing. We are always adding different seminars or workshops. All North American Order of the Beaver members are invited to an annual camp at Corps of Discovery. 

  The staff of Corps of Discovery would like to extend an invitation to your group or home school. We are always seeking interested parties to attend. Please let us know if your group would be interested by contacting Mark Rebres or Vicki Duhamel. 

Upcoming Work Parties:
Work Parties will be announced later
For more information on the upcoming work parties Email or visit our Facebook Page


Dan Duhamel

Mark Rebres

Russell Buck
Val Buck

Company Clerk
Vicki Duhamel

Staff Cook
Linda Rebres

Set Up begins Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Registration Info:

Pre-registration deadline
April 16, 2016

Please register in advance if possible.
It helps with deciding on number of port-a-johns, amount of wood, amount of food and other decisions.


--NMLRA members and spouse or significant other - $20 each
--Non-members - $25 each
--Children 17 and younger - free
--Dependants 18 and older - $12.50 each

--Registration at gate

--NMLRA members and spouse or significant other - $25 each
--Non-members - $30 each
--Children 17 and younger - free
--Dependants 18 and older - $15 each

--Early set-up fee - $5/day per adult if not pre-registered
--Trader fee - $30
--Commercial blanket trader - $15

For a printable registration form from the NRLHF website,
click here.

To register by mail:
Mail completed registration form with a check made out to NRLHF to:
PO Box 376
Hershey PA, 17033

To register online:
visit and click on "Corps of Discovery Cart" on the menu bar. You may pay through a Paypal account.  Your paperwork will be waiting for you at the gate, or better yet, fill out a registration form and take it with you.

For more registration information, contact NRLHF at:
Fax: 717-707-0718

For information about event rules and regulations, ethics, trade rules and other information, please
click here.

Directions to Nichols' Family Farm.
Google Maps
Take SR 7 to Toronto, OH.
Get off at the 4th St. exit.
Make a left at the first light, at the 3rd crossroad make a left onto County Rd. 47.
Follow that approx. 3 miles to Township Rd. 1305.
Make a left onto Township Rd. 1305, approx.
mile on the right side of the road.


The 12th Annual National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation (NRLHF) Corps of Discovery returns to the Nichols' Family Farm,85 Township Rd. 1305, Toronto, OH. Beginning Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, May 22, 2015, the event is free to the general public, Thursday through Saturday, and provides visitors a break in all things technological and a chance to leave 2015 behind and experience living history in a pre-1840 camp environment.

The NRLHF Corps of Discovery staff remains committed to their goal of educating the public and providing a launching point to those who might be interested in becoming a re-enactor. This year we are allowing beginners to come and join. There will be an area set for participants with modern tents. There are more seminars being planned for this year. Home school and groups are welcome! If your group is interested in visiting, please contact Mark Rebres or Vicki Duhamel.

We now have paper targets, as well as, woods walks for both Archery and Black Powder. There are also Hawk Blocks. We had some casual competition this year; if we get enough people we will start doing more competitions.

The 12th Annual NRLHF Corps of Discovery will be open to the general public Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visiting hours will be 9:00am-6:00pm.

There are a variety of seminars planned including Dutch oven cooking, spinning, dyeing, lighting, blacksmithing, etc. The dye pot was educational for everyone; hopefully we can get several going, so if you have something that you want to dye, please bring it along. There may be a small cost to cover the supplies depending on what we do. If you are interested in helping teach skills you possess, please contact by calling 724 947-4931, or by e-mailing

Wool dyed with marigolds

We hope to have some other activities including Celtic games and as always a camp feast Saturday evening. Please watch the website for updates on seminars, workshops and work parties. Work parties for the event start in March and will include cutting wood, clearing brush and cutting briars to make the new location even better.

For more information visit the 2016 events section of, call 724 947-4931 or .

The National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation Inc was formed in December of 1998 and incorporated March of 1999. A federal non-profit organization formed for the management of Living History Rendezvous between the time periods of 1640-1840, the NRLHF is a democratic foundation with elected delegates and Board of Directors.


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