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.

A new shingle roof put on in 2007 to replace the 120-year-old slate roof. The ceilings on the entire second floor were 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 east end exterior clapboards have been replaced,
the three yellow sides repainted,
and new wooden shutters 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.

Since 2010, electrical outlets have been professionally installed in the basement and first floor.
The bar room has been redone and painted.

New plasterboard walls were installed in 2015 in the East Room
and painted in anticipation of having the stencils there redone.
The stencils were restored in September, 2016.

The old building is now 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 - 2017

Antique Show - 2017

21st Annual Rhubarb Festival - 2017

An Evening at the Tavern - 2017

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PSS Officers and Trustees - 2017

Nellis Tavern Timeline - 1725 to 2014

History of The Nellis Tavern - 2017

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

Nellis-Weaver Display - 2016 - Additions to the collection (New)

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Wedding Reception for "Drums Along the Mohawk" - July 27, 2016


Video of Stencil Restorations in the East Room
This may take a few minutes to download, but once finished will play normally
{Watch for new page on the Stencil restoration - see Winter 2017 Newsletter}

MEMBERSHIP FORM - Please consider becoming a member (download and mail in)

 Most are in PDF format. You may print them out if you wish.
 Fall 2005
 Fall 2006
 Winter 2007
 Winter 2008
 Summer 2008
 Winter 2009
 Winter 2010
 Winter 2011
 Winter 2012
Winter 2013
Winter 2014
Winter 2015 (Insert for 2015)
Winter 2016 Winter 2017
includes article on new stencils


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

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


Send us a note!

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.


Another special link to a Preservation web site

7017 N. Alma Ave
Portland, OR 97203



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 Monday, November 27, 2017

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