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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The 2019 Dig in 35 Artifacts

In this video from May 2021, archaeologist Craig Chartier brings us up to date on the final season of the excavation of William and Anne’s c.1664 homestead and explains the next steps.

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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