Presented by The Palatine Settlement Society NELLIS HOMESTEAD/TAVERN RESTORATION
(Route 5, just east of St. Johnsville, NY)

Open every Sunday from 1 - 4 PM, June thru September
The Palatine Settlement Society has undertaken the project of restoring the 1747 Nellis Tavern.
A great amount of work has already been completed, and many functions are now conducted there during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months of the year.

In 2007, we had a new shingle roof put on to replace the 120-year-old slate roof. The ceilings on the entire second floor have been replaced with new plaster-board.
Most of the second floor exterior walls have also been plaster-boarded,
leaving only the interior wall in the "great room" bare to the lathe for educational purposes,
demonstrating several early styles. The stencilled walls have not yet been redone.
The east end exterior clapboards have been replaced, the three yellow sides repainted,
and new wooden shutters have been added to the North side first floor windows.
Finally, a new well was drilled and water brought inside the building for the very first time.

The old building is already much cozier and more comfortable.


The four photos below will give you a perspective on our project. September, 1983 - Here's where we started

August, 2004 - New siding added (red) and a new porch


July, 2010 - New paint, new shingles, new end windows

April, 2013 - Getting ready for the new season.


Our story is too long for a single page, so look here to learn more about "The Nellis Homestead/Tavern" Schedule of Events - 2015

Antique Show - 2015

19th Annual Rhubarb Festival - 2015

PSS Officers and Trustees - 2015

Nellis Tavern Timeline - 1725 to 2014

History of The Nellis Tavern - 2015

The Early Days - How it all started in 1983 A Visit to the First Floor - A Quick Tour Nellis Furnishings - From the Nellis Farm



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          Recent News: http://cse.live.mediaspanonline.com/News/03112013_nellis1

          Who were the German Palatines?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Palatines   


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To contact us, send an email to pss.secretary@palatinesettlementsociety.org We would like to know what you think of our Web Site. We will also answer any questions you might have about the Nellis Tavern or the Palatine Settlement Society.


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There is always much more to do.
We thank you for whatever support you can give us in this endeavor.

The Palatine Settlement Society P. O. Box 183 St. Johnsville, NY 13452 (A "501c(3)" organization) Last updated Saturday, April 11, 2015

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