Reunion Postponed to September 2022

The Board of Directors of the Nickerson Family Association has voted to postpone our annual Togethering event until September of 2022 due to a concern for our members’ health during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We are already planning an especially fun reunion on Sept. 9 through 12, 2022 when we can all be together again!

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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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.

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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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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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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