The Nye Museum will host its annual Autumn Gathering on Saturday, Oct. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The Nye Museum, located at 85 Old County Road in East Sandwich, commemorates the Nye Family, one of the original settlers of Sandwich, who settled first in Spring Hill and then shortly thereafter building the homestead at its current site in 1678. The museum complex consists of three separate historic buildings, all detailing different facets of the Nye Family throughout the years.
The Nye Homestead operates as a historic house museum, the Old Grange Hall is a community and exhibition space, and the Mill Museum interprets industrial history, as do the old fish hatchery trails that surround the museum campus.
Each room in the Nye Homestead is displayed to represent a different period.
The Autumn Gathering will feature costumed tour guides who will be stationed around the property.
Curator Marge Donley will give spinning demonstrations throughout the day. Volunteer Lynn Cullity will be in the kitchen demonstrating open hearth cooking. Fiddler Amy Larkin will be roaming the grounds playing tunes for all to enjoy.
A special silent auction fundraiser will be held during the event where patrons will have the opportunity to bid on items and experiences from local establishments.
There will be craft activities for children and food available for purchase, courtesy of Chariot Pizza.
More information can be found at www.nyemuseum.org or by calling 508-888-4213.