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The 17th Century World of Benjamin Nye & Katherine Tupper

The Nye Museum is now offering tours for the Summer 2021 Season from Tuesday to Saturday 11AM – 4PM. This year, a special exhibit entitled, “The 17th Century World of Benjamin Nye & Katherine Tupper” will be on display in the Welcome Center.

The exhibit explores early settlement life in East Sandwich, with a focus on architecture, material culture, and industry. It features amazing archaeological artifacts, many of them recovered from the Benjamin Nye Homestead. Recently, we discovered a ram skull talisman beneath the floorboards of the 17th century borning room. The talisman is an example of an apotropaic artifact, placed there sometime when the house was first constructed in 1678 in order to protect its inhabitants from evil. It will be on display with other artifacts in “The 17th Century World of Benjamin Nye & Katherine Tupper” from June 22 until October 16.

Admission if $5.00 and free for members.


Nye Homestead & Museum

85 Old County Rd
East Sandwich, MA 02537 United States
(508) 888-4213