Caleb Nickerson Homestead
2024 Programs

For outdoor events please bring a sun hat.

Sat., Jan. 27, 2024, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Colonial Cooking Club, Beehive Oven Event with Open Hearth Cook Anne Firth. Pre-registration required. Membership is $5 plus a $20 “oven firing fee.” Email for club membership information. Snow date is Sun., Jan. 28.

Wed., March 13, 2024, 2 p.m.: “Breaking Through Genealogical Brick Walls.” David Martin, past president of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society, will give an illustrated talk on how he broke through a stubborn brick wall after 30 years of work. Includes tips on techniques you can use with your brick walls! The presentation will be via Zoom and is open to all.

Wed., June 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: C. 1829 Caleb Nickerson Homestead Opens for 2024 season with guided tours. Come see what’s new this year!

Sat. June TBA: Chatham History Weekend, NFA Grounds Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Caleb Nickerson Homestead open for self-guided tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Talks will be scheduled.

Please check back as we are now creating our 2024 season programs!

Fri., Sept. 6 through Sun., Sept. 8: NFA Annual Reunion in historic Barnstable Village and Chatham. Registration will open in June.

Sat., Dec. 7, 1 to 4 p.m.: Deck the Halls at our Annual Holiday Hearthside Open House! Join us for a wonderful start to the holiday season. Take photos with a Victorian Santa! Bring mittens for our fourth annual Mitten Tree. All mittens go to the Chatham Children’s Fund. The event is free and open to all. In 2023 we collected 59 pairs of mittens! Thank you all for your great generosity.

All hands-on floral programs will be led by Sonny Gada of Chatham. Sonny has been a floral designer and horticulturist for over 50 years. His floral arrangements have been featured in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts annual event “Art in Bloom.” He has also created his own local C3TV show “Sonny’s Floral Show.” A teacher and lecturer, Sonny brings a unique approach to floral arranging, approaching it as an art, and using all of nature as his palette.

Preregistration is required for the hands-on programs as space is limited.