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Museum Now Offering Tours Tues – Sat 11AM – 4PM

The Nye Museum is now open for the Summer 2021 season. Come by to explore our property, hike our trails, or to experience guided and self-guided historical tours. There’s a lot that’s new to explore, including a newly restored children’s room in the Benjamin Nye house and a special exhibit on 17th century heritage. The … Read more

Summer 2021 Special Exhibit Announced!

Summer 2021 Special Exhibit Announced! June 11, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Shorten. Executive Director Nye Museum (508) 888-4213  Special Exhibit Opens at the Nye Museum: “The 17th Century World of Benjamin Nye & Katherine Tupper” The Nye Museum will open its doors for the summer 2021 season beginning June 22. Guided tours … Read more

Register for 2021 Family Reunion!

Nye Family Reunion Registration Information We are very pleased to announce that we plan to host the family reunion in-person at the Benjamin Nye Homestead on September 18. Festivities begin at 9AM and end at 9PM, including free tours, a special exhibit, business meeting, New England-style clambake (with meal options for chicken, steak, or lobster), … Read more

Nye Museum Offering Tours through the Fall Season

Enjoy a fun afternoon exploring the Nye Museum, where you can discover how early American communities lived and prospered. The museum is located just off Route 6A near the East Sandwich Post Office. We offer free tours of the Benjamin Nye Homestead, a historical landmark first established in 1678. Visitors are welcome to take self-guided tours of the … Read more

Visitors Center at the Grange Hall Now Open

This season, we will open the Grange Hall to visitors Tuesday through Saturday 11AM-4PM. The Visitors Center at the Grange Hall includes an expanded gift shop, tour and property information, and selected exhibits. All of our offerings are designed to be self-guided and to comply with COVID-19 rules and regulations. Check out our expanded gift … Read more

Nye Museum Press Releases Its First Book!

Nye Museum Press Releases Its First Book! Mark Wiklund, Editor of Nye Museum Press is pleased to announce the release of a new book: Nye Mill Museum: History & Preservation. Written with contributions by John Nye Cullity, Dave Wheelock, and David Shorten, the book recounts the history of grist milling at the Benjamin Nye Homestead, … Read more

Archaeology Dig Postponed until October

At the beginning of the summer, staff at the Nye Museum recovered dozens of precious artifacts during a three week archaeology dig led by Dave Wheelock. We planned to resume the dig next weekend August 8. Owing to the extreme heat this summer, we have decided to postpone our next dig until early fall, perhaps … Read more

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

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