ABOUT THE NYE FAMILY ASSOCIATION & MUSEUM
The Nye Family of America Association, Inc. is an historic non-profit organization with the following interests:
First, we preserve, restore, and open to the public seasonally the Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum. It is the oldest house in East Sandwich, built in 1678 by one of the first settlers of Sandwich, Benjamin Nye, (1620-1706) who was a farmer, miller, and active citizen.With rooms restored to different eras, the Homestead & Museum is furnished with interesting antiques from the colonial period through Victorian times.
Second, we serve as an organization for Nye family descendants. We have two volumes of published genealogy available, an ongoing collection of family data which is available on ancestry.com, and a reunion held every other year. See our Genealogy page.
Third, we own two other historic buildings adjacent to the Homestead & Museum. The 1889 East Sandwich Grange Hall, and the 1855 grist mill building which was moved here from Centerville in 1889.
Finally, we are located in a rural part of town at the center of what was once a tiny farming village, with 18th century homes along a winding road. We work to preserve this historic atmosphere in any way we can.
We hope that you find our website useful and interesting, and that you come to the Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum for a visit.
Benjamin Nye Family Homestead & Museum
85 Old County Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537