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The Nye Family Reunion

            The Nye Family of America Association., Inc. holds a reunion for its members every two years at the Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum and adjacent Grange Hall, in East Sandwich, Massachusetts.  This event is held on a Saturday alternatively in August and September.  The August Reunion allows school-age children to attend.

         Typically, there is a morning business meeting, which also serves as the Annual Meeting for that year.  There are reports which review the recent activities of the Association, and members are encouraged to speak or make brief presentations.  A meal is provided at 1 PM, and there are afternoon and evening programs – a day of fun, friendship and re-acquaintance.  

2015 Reunion:  Saturday September 19th, 2015

 


The 2015 Nye Reunion Group Picture
To download a full size printable copy of this group picture click here.

For more pictures of the Reunion click here.    

As usual, the Reunion took place at the Grange Hall next door to the Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum, 91 Old County Road, East Sandwich, MA. The hall was  opened at 9 AM for checking in and fellowship, with coffee and doughnuts available.
The business meeting began at 10. During the meeting members had an opportunity to share greetings, comments, and ask questions.
At the conclusion of the meeting we assembled in front of the Homestead & Museum for a group photo.

AFTER THE MEETING - The hour or so between the group photo and 1 PM lunch was an opportunity for attendees to socialize, visit the Homestead and Museum, walk the beautiful grounds, including The Neck, across from the Homestead.

LUNCH - This year we returned to an old favorite: a New England clambake, prepared for us by the Osterville Fish Company in the Grange Hall. Three choices were available: Lobster, steak or chicken, served with clam chowder, mussels, steamers, corn, potatoes, linguicia, coleslaw, dinner rolls and watermelon.

EVENING PROGRAM - We returned to the Grange Hall at 7 PM for more fellowship, refreshments. At 7:30 Executive Director and historian John Nye Cullity presented a slideshow and talk entitled “Cedarville Revisited”. This presentation showed how the Nye Homestead and watermills became the nucleus of a small but bustling settlement, which became known as Cedarville. Threaded throughout the talk there were readings from “Our Village, or, Old Times and New” , a wonderful poem about the neighborhood written in 1857 by Joseph B. Hall, who grew up in the Hall Tavern a stone’s throw from our Homestead & Museum.


 


2011
NYE FAMILY REUNION

This year’s Nye Family Reunion was held on at Saturday, September 17th, at the Grange Hall next door to the Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum, 91 Old County Road, East Sandwich, Massachusetts. The Hall was open at 9:00 AM for registration and fellowship, with coffee and doughnuts available. The Business meeting began at 10:00 AM. During the meeting members had an opportunity to share greetings, comments anecdotes or ask questions. At the conclusion of the meeting assembled in front of the Homestead & Museum for a group photo.

We had our 1 PM meal at the AQUA GRILLE restaurant, at 14 Gallo Road in Sandwich, overlooking the Cape Cod Canal and Sandwich Marina.

DIRECTIONS: From the Grange Hall take Old County
Road west 3/4 mile to Route 6A. Continue west on Route 6A towards Sandwich Village about 3 miles. Go through the first traffic light. Take a right onto Tupper Road at the second traffic light. Take the next right onto Town Neck Road, over a Railroad crossing, then left onto Gallo Road. Look for the AQUA GRILLE on the right as you reach the marina.      
AQUA GRILLE phone: (508) 888-8889.

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES: Afternoon time was spent exploring Sandwich Village, with brochures provided for guidance. The Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center is close to the AQUA GRILLE. Displays interpret the history and uses of the canal since it opened in 1914. A map was also provided if people wished to visit the location of Benjamin Nye’s first farm at Spring Hill. The Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum was open until 4:30 PM, and John Cullity was at the Grange Hall to show the mill building or answer questions.

EVENING PROGRAM People returned to the Grange Hall at 7 PM for more fellowship, refreshments, and a talk by local historian and Nye descendant David Crocker on “Stories From the Cape Cod Canal”

USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS: Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum (508) 888-4213
 Executive Director  John Cullity: (508) 888-7629




Accommodations
If you are planning to attend the next reunion, or just planning a visit to the Nye Homestead, we have compiled a list of some nearby
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