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!

William N. Walker Publishes Two Spy Novels

We have noted before that the Nickersons are a prolific group, and it turns out we did not know just how prolific.  In the past three years, William N. Walker of Yarmouth has published two acclaimed political intrigue novels: Danzig and A Spy in Vienna. Walker is currently writing his third novel again featuring Paul …

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Nickerson the Screech Owl

Nickerson, an Eastern Screech Owl, became a Wild Care Animal Ambassador a couple of years ago.  When Nicker­son’s nesting tree was cut down in Nickerson State Park, Nickerson suffered an injury.  She and her siblings were reunited at Wild Care; while Nickerson’s siblings were released Nickerson, being blind in one eye, could not be released …

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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.