NEW! The 17th Century World of Benjamin Nye & Katherine Tupper: Architecture, Industry, and Material Culture
Benjamin Nye and his wife Katherine Tupper were among the first settlers of colonial Sandwich on Cape Cod. Limited documentation of their lives leaves an intriguing outline of their biographies but few details. Seeking a richer understanding of the Nye family, this book explores three types of artifacts from their life and times: architecture, industry, and material culture. The book is based on the Nye Museum’s 2021 Special Exhibit.
1774: The Long Year of Revolution
From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, a groundbreaking book tracing the critical “long year” of 1774 and the revolutionary change that took place from the Boston Tea Party and the First Continental Congress to the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
American Nyes of English Origin - Vol. 1
edited by L. Bert Nye, Jr. Covers genealogy of generations 1 through 8, soft cover reprint, Pub. 1977.
American Nyes of English Origin - Vol. 2
edited by L. Bert Nye, Jr. Covers genealogy of generations 9 through 12, soft cover reprint, Pub. 1990.
Peleg Nye, The Jonah of Cape Cod
A biography by Nils V. Bockman – As first mate, Nye was responsible for firing an explosive lance to kill harpooned whales. It was dangerous work at the best of times, but on this particular trip, disaster struck. This is not fiction. It actually happened. Find out what happens next!
Our Village or Old Times & New
By Joseph B. Hall. Compiled and edited by John Nye Cullity. This 1857 poem describes the tavern, store, mill, school and other neighborhood features surrounding the Benjamin Nye Homestead in the early 19th century. 23 pages. Softcover.
Nineteenth Century Seafarers
by George P. Nye
Seafaring Nyes from 1799. Illustrated.
A compilation of previously unpublished Nye Journals, record books and letters offering fascinating insights into their lives and adventures.
Origins of Benjamin Nye
Examining the Sources
Reprint of 2006 article by Ian Hilder,
George R. Nye, Jonathan Shaw
By George P. Nye with photos and illustrations Pub. 1977.
True stories of over 35 notable members of the Nyes of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Adventurers, war heroes, statesmen, artists, and writers.
Nyes of Fremont
An American Story by James R. Hanson Hard cover. 2003.
This book describes the life of Theron Nye, originally of Madison, NY and his mid-1800s migration to the midwest. He became a successful businessman whose enterprises were continued and expanded by his son Ray Nye, who is responsible for preservation of the Benjamin Nye Homestead and farm in the early 1960s. Contains many interesting Nye family stories and history. 557 pgs. with photos.
Cooking With Fire
By Paula Marcoux
From Roasting on a spit to baking in a tannur, rediscovered techniques and recipes that capture the flavors of wood-fired cooking.
Sail Away Ladies
By Jim Coogan
Tells the stories of a dozen Cape Cod women who went with their sea captain husbands to the ends of the earth aboard whaling ships and merchantmen, all the while content in being part of their “husband’s society.” Their story is a proud and relatively unknown chapter in the sea faring history of Cape Cod and New England.
Do People Grow on Family Trees?
By Ira Wolfman
“Genealogy for kids and other beginners.” Excellent guide with worksheets.
Sandwich - a Cape Cod Town
By R. A. Lovell, Jr.
This book presents the history of Sandwich, Mass. with the use of original town and colony records, diaries, wills, and deeds. Offers a wealth of historical information. 634 pages Softcover.
I Am of Cape Cod
By John Whelan.
The first book to celebrate the ordinary people, natives and washashores, who make their lives on Cape Cod and the special connection that they feel with the region. 312 pages. Hard Cover.
A Sandwich Album
By Rosanna Cullity and John Cullity. Pub. 1987 A compilation of 300 photographs depicting Sandwich, MA from 1880 to 1920. Carefully researched captions, essays. Includes many Nye homes.
By Brian Murphy hard cover book. Pub. 2018
A true story which took place, in early 1865, of tragedy on the icy Atlantic. A situation where every desperate act meant life or death. and of Thomas W. Nye, the only surviver, who lived to tell the story.
And So It Begins… The Wings at Spring Hill
By David Wheelock soft cover
Every old house has a story to tell and the Stephen Wing House in East Sandwich, Massachusetts is no exception. The intent of this book is to explore that story and to define its place in the larger history of the town and country it inhabits.
Visit House Museums - Cape Cod, Martha‘s Vineyard & Nantucket
By Marcia Young, soft cover
The 35 house museums are described in this book vary widely from modest homes built in the 1600s to mansions built for entertaining high society.
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Nye Mill Museum: History & Preservation
Edited by Mark, Wiklund with contributions from John Nye Cullity, Dave Wheelock, and David Shorten, Nye Mill Museum: History & Preservation tells the centuries-old story of Grist Milling at the Nye Museum and the decades-long effort to preserve and restore the mill building. Published by Nye Museum Press July 2020.