National
Rendezvous
and
Living
History
Foundation

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

11th Annual Corps of Discovery
May 14-17, 2015

Nichols Family Farm
85 Township Road 1305
Toronto, Ohio

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  In May of 2015, the tenth 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. 

  The staff of Corps of Discovery would like to extend an invitation to your group, school or home school. We are always seeking interested parties to attend and especially in expanding the number of school and home school visits. Please let us know if your group would be interested by calling (724) 947-4931 after 6:00pm or dropping an e-mail toblackcreektraders@yahoo.com .

News
Upcoming Work Parties:
April 5-6
April 26-27
May 10-11
Work parties are weekends come one day or both
Overnight camping is allowed
For more information on the upcoming work parties Email or visit our Facebook Page


Staff

Co-Captains
Mark Rebres
Dan Duhamel
724-947-4931
Email

Adjutants
Russell Buck
Val Buck


Company Clerk
Vicki Duhamel
724-947-4931
Email

Staff Cook
Linda Rebres


Aide de camp
Tye Foster

Registration Info:

Pre-registration deadline
April 15, 2014


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.


Fees:
--NMLRA members and spouse or significant other - $15 each
--Non-members - $20 each
--Children 17 and younger - free
--Dependants 18 and older - $7.50 each

--Registration at gate - add $10 per adult
--Early set-up fee - $5/day per adult if not pre-registered
--Trader fee - $20
--Commercial blanket trader - $10

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:
NRLHF
PO Box 376
Hershey PA, 17033


To register online:
visit
www.nrlhf.org 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:<
717-312-3016
Fax: 717-707-0718
nrlhfoffice@gmail.com

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

To print a registration form, 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.

Information

The 10th 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 15 through Sunday, May 18, 2014, the event is free to the general public and provides visitors a break in all things technological and a chance to leave 2014 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. In the past few years over 140 Christian and home school children have attended. One family's children came dressed and spent the entire day in camp and last year a family began their journey into re-enacting.

The 10th Annual NRLHF Corps of Discovery will be open for organized school groups on Thursday and Friday, May 16-17 and to the general public on Saturday May 18 & Sunday May 19th. Visiting hours will be 9:00am-4:00pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sunday, May 19 9:00am-2:00pm. Tentatively scheduled seminars include blacksmithing by Dan Saunders and Paul Godby of Black River Forge, Medina, OH, different lighting of the era by Russell Buck of Erie, PA .

Tentative workshops scheduled-to-date include making a pair of Gillies (All materials including leather will be provided for a $5.00 fee) by Sheila Guy. As well, Vicki Duhamel will be doing a seminar "An Introduction to Handspun Yarns, Spinning, and Natural Dyes." If you are interested in helping teach skills you posses, please contact by calling 724 947-4931, or by e-mailing blackcreektraders@yahoo.com.

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.

In 2014, re-enactors will be able to compete once again in a devious tomahawk and knife trail walk. An archery range will be in place for testing bow and arrow or atlatl abilities! The public is more than welcome to watch and may even be provided the opportunity to try their hand at these challenging skills.

For more information visit the 2014 events section of www.nrlhf.org, call 724 947-4931 or emailblackcreektraders@yahoo.com .

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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