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Important Updates on COVID-19 and the Nye Museum

The Nye Museum remains open this summer, with necessary restrictions in place. All staff and visitors must wear a facemask on the property, and maintain social distance. These requirements are especially true indoors. Therefore, given its small space and what scientists are learning about the “aerosol effect” indoors, the 1678 house museum will remained closed … Read more

Old Fish Hatchery Trail Now Open!

The Nye Museum is pleased to announce that we have opened a new trail on the property. Beginning July 17, visitors will be able to take free self-guided tours of the Old Fish Hatchery. Audio narration is available at nyemuseum.org/walkingtour.

COVID-19 Update

In order to ensure public health and limit the spread of covid-19, the Nye Museum will postpone its upcoming talks for March, April & May. Please check back for more updates about other events.

Whiskey in America: Education & Libation

Recent attention toward the reconstruction of George Washington’s distillery, a 5-still commercial operation on one of Washington’s farms from 1797-c. 1802, has sparked interest in spirits distillation in America. The distillery burned to the ground in 1814 and was lost until rediscovered by Mount Vernon archaeologists in 1997. After extensive reconstruction, the distillery is once … Read more

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