Excavations initiated by the Nickerson Family Association, Inc. in 2016 resulted in the discovery of the c. 1664 homesite of William and Anne (Busby) Nickerson in September 2017. The major find so far has been the hearth of the homestead, complete with shards of broken pottery. Other discoveries suggest William ran a local blacksmith shop, and that the family’s ties with Native Americans were strong. Learn about the the search, the discovery, and the potential of this highly-significant piece of Chatham’s early history as the dig continues. The program will be presented by Craig Chartier, Director of the Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project and lead archaeologist at the Nickerson Homestead excavation on Tues., April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main St., Chatham. The program is free and open to all.