Help preserve the unique history of Brewster. This Thanksgiving meal is also a fundraiser to keep Sea Captain Foster Homestead part of the Brewster History. Join, donate and be part of our efforts. The property has been the site of very important community needs, such as a day respite program, reunions and other.
The windmill was built in 1795, it last ground grain around 1900. The windmill was moved a number of times the last from Ellis Landing in Brewster to its current location in 1974. In 1975 it was added to the National Historic Register of Historic Places.
The windmill was donated its then owner, Mrs. Samuel Nickerson, in memory of her husband, to the Brewster Historical Society which continues to maintain it at its current location.