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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Archaeologist says NFA’s 17th C dig will be studied “for years to come”

“We’re going to be studying this site for years to come,” says archaeologist Craig Chartier, speaking of the excavation of William and Anne (Busby) Nickerson’s c. 1664 homestead, a project sponsored by the Nickerson Family Association, Inc., (NFA). Chartier, director of the Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project, has been directing the dig since July 30. The project has two …

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NICKERSON 17th C HOMESTEAD SITE ONE OF “BEST PRESERVED, MOST INFORMATIVE” 17th SITES IN NEW ENGLAND, SAYS ARCHAEOLOGIST

As the excavation of the c. 1664 homestead of William and Anne (Busby) Nickerson enters its third month, archaeologist Craig Chartier of the Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project is calling the site “one of the best preserved, most informative 17thcentury sites in New England, especially on Cape Cod.” One of the reasons the site is so …

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2018 Nickerson Family Association Reunion

2018 Nickerson Family Association Reunion 121st “Togethering” Weekend September 7-10, 2018    You will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the excavation of William and Anne Nickerson’s c. 1664 homestead…  This year the reunion will be held during the mid-way point of the final eight-week excavation of William and Anne (Busby) Nickerson’s 1664 homestead. No …

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Mail in Registration Form

Should you desire to mail your Registration Form with your check, then please download and print out the Form below: 2018 Nickerson Family Association Reunion September 7, 8, 9 & 10 RESERVATION FORM (Reservations cannot be accepted after Sept. 1, 2018) (Note: Registration only is free for children under 16. Children under 12 pay half-price …

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Dig at c. 1664 Homestead Unearths 17th C Horseshoe

As well as pottery, charcoal, bones and shell, the dig today at the c. 1664 homestead of William and Anne (Busby) Nickerson unearthed a 17th century horseshoe. Archaeologist Craig Chartier confirmed that the shoe belonged to a small workhorse used for pulling a cart. Another significant find today was traces of a posthole in exactly …

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Join Us TODAY for Mini-Excavation of c. 1664 Homestead

This Saturday, June 16, during Chatham History Weekend, archaeologist Craig Chartier will continue his excavation of the c. 1664 William and Anne Nickerson homestead. Chartier will summarize his finds at 2 p.m. You can also tour the c. 1839 Caleb Nickerson Homestead. Please join us at the Nickerson Family Association, Inc., 1107 Orleans Road, North …

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NFA Dig Topic of April 10 Talk at Eldredge Public Library, Chatham

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 …

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