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!

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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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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