NFA Receives $300,000 CPA Grant

The NFA is grateful to voters in the Town of Chatham who approved the NFA’s $300,000 Community Preservation Act grant application in May. The grant will be used to restore the c. 1695 barn believed to have been built by William Nickerson’s son William. The barn will be restored using traditional techniques on the NFA …

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Reproduction of Silver Sixpence Found at Dig Now Available

            By D. Scott Nickerson, Past President, NFA  The Nickerson Family Association has traditionally understood that our Orleans Road property in North Chatham is at or very near to the actual homesite of our forefather ancestor William Nickerson, an immigrant arriving in the Massachusetts colony in 1637 from Norwich England. William Smith’s century old History of …

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Celebration on Fri., Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. marks end of 2019 Nickerson dig

Please join us this Friday at 2 p.m. for refreshments and a brief archaeological talk at the campus of the Nickerson Family Association, 1107 Orleans Road, North Chatham. Archaeologist Craig Chartier will offer updates and insights into the second and final season of the Nickerson dig which has revealed William and Anne Nickerson’s c. 1664 homestead and …

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Town approves $48,000 grant for Nickerson dig

We are so pleased to announce that the voters in the Town of Chatham last week approved our $48,000 grant for the 2019 season of the excavation of William and Anne Nickerson’s c. 1664 homestead. Digging resumes July 29!

NFA Past President Dies

The NFA was saddened to learn about the passing of Past President Irvin “Nick” Nickerson on March 14. Nick led the NFA’s successful efforts to find and finance a home for the NFA during his term as President in 1992-1997. Our sympathy goes to Nick’s wife Priscilla of Dover, N.H.

Annual NFA Reunion Sept. 6 to 9, 2019 in Yarmouth

This year’s Nickerson Family Association, Inc. reunion will be held in the beautiful Cape Cod town of Yarmouth, rich with Nickerson family history. Information will be mailed to members in June. We have planned many fun events for the weekend including a tour of the artist Edward Gorey’s home, Elephant House, and an interpreted visit …

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Beehive Oven Event Jan. 27

Are you passionate about Colonial cooking and Colonial history? Would you like to learn how food is baked in a traditional beehive oven? Join us on Sun., Jan. 27 from noon to 3 p.m. as our open hearth cook bakes her great-grandmother’s favorite recipes in the working beehive oven at the c. 1829 Caleb Nickerson …

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Mittens, Mittens Everywhere!

Our first-ever Caleb Nickerson Homestead Mitten Tree was a smashing success! We collected a total of 43 pairs of mittens and a phenomenal 39 hats– many of them in matching sets with the mittens. Of those, 22 pairs of mittens were knitted by visitors to the Caleb Homestead’s holiday party on Dec. 1, and 21 …

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Ring In the Holidays With Old-Fashioned Good Cheer Dec. 1

YOU’RE INVITED! Ring in the holidays with old-fashioned “Good Cheer! during the 15th Annual Nickerson Family Association Hearthside Open House Party! Enjoy sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, Christmas cookies, cranberry punch and hot cider… many prepared from 19th century recipes and served fireside in our beautifully-decorated Nickerson Homestead!  Give the gift of warmth and bring a pair of …

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