1678 Nye Homestead

An historic Cape Cod house museum

History Talks at The Grange Hall

91 Old County Rd, East Sandwich, MA 02537, USA 

Sunday January 13, 2019,   2:00pm–3:30pm   Here's Looking at you!!

Featured speaker is Elizabeth Friend who will be discussing portraits of our ancestors 1700's,1800's. This is a color slide program that explains why the portraits look as they do and what they tell us about American life in earlier days.  The lecture is supplemented with examples from the speaker's collection. 


Admission charge  is $5.00, Members Free  Refreshments

Sunday February 10, 2019, 2:00pm–3:30pm   When Women Went to Sea

This slide program features the lives and adventures of 19th century Cape Cod women who accompanied their sea captain husbands on long sea voyages. Based on Jim's award winning book, Sail Away Ladies: Stories of Cape Cod Women in the Age of Sail, audience will learn about how these "sister sailors" survived, storms, shipwrecks, pirate attacks, and raising children on the high seas. 


 Admission is $5.00. Members Free  Refreshments served

Sun, March 10, 2019, 2:00pm – 3:30pm   Speaker Brian Murphy

Using Nye's firsthand descriptions and later newspaper accounts, ship's logs, assorted diaries, and family archives, Brian Murphy chronicles the horrific nine days that thirteen people suffered adrift on the cold gray Atlantic. Adrift brings readers to the edge of human limits, where every frantic decision and desperate act is a potential life saver or life taker.


   Admission is $5.00. Members Free  Refreshments served

Sun, April 14, 2019,  2:00pm – 3:30pm   Two Taverns of Cedarville

Sandwich Historian John Nye Cullity will present a slide show and talk about two taverns that existed in Cedarville (old East Sandwich village) in the early 1800s. The nature of rural tavern life, stage coach operation, and economic interconnections will be discussed.


      Admission is $5.00. Members Free  Refreshments served.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

The East Sandwich Grange Hall Presents

 John Nye, PBS Antiques Roadshow Volunteer Appraiser















John Nye, a former Sotheby executive and recurring appraiser on the PBS Antiques Roadshow, is coming to The East Sandwich Grange Hall at 91 Old County Road, East Sandwich, MA on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

 Appearing with John will be his spouse, Kathy Nye, an art historian who volunteers off-stage vetting Antiques Roadshow guests and their treasures. Kathy and John are the owners of Nye & Company Auctioneers in Bloomfield, NJ.

The couple will be sharing their experiences behind the Roadshow scenes and talking about life in the antiques trade. The audience will be treated to career high points, surprises, and great and memorable moments in the field. 

The format will be an open forum and members of the audience will be encouraged to take part in the conversation at this non-appraisal event.

This intimate, limited-seating show is open to the public and is expected to sell out quickly. 

Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $50 at the door.

To purchase your tickets on the button below:    or     call (508) 888-4213.



The East Sandwich Grange Hall is owned and operated by the Nye Family of America Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization. Membership is open to all, and donations are gratefully accepted.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will help support the 

American Cancer Society


How can an $800 appraisal of an old painting turn into a $1M-plus auction sale? 

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The Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum is a historic preservation project of the Nye Family of America Association, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. We are affiliated with the organizations listed below:

Benjamin Nye Homestead 

P.O. Box 134

85 Old County Road 

East Sandwich, MA 02537 

508-888-4213 • Email