Here at the Ketcham Inn, we offer a variety of Educational Programs from children, young adult, to seniors. These programs are available to any social and civic organizations interested in historic preservation, restoration, local and Long Island history by appointment.
The Ketcham Inn education center.
Bert Seides, President of the Ketcham Inn Foundation lecturing a young group of children on the building's history.
A rescued horse brought to the Ketcham Inn to help teach the history and use of a horse on a farm.
The teepee gifted to the Ketcham Inn Foundation in 2009 has become an extension of our education program and now provides us with the "Teepee Reading Room".
A summer reading program took place in the teepee held by Alicia and Bea, the black Labrador retriever.
Boy Scout Venturing Crew #178 from Jamaica, Queens trekked out to visit the Montauk Light House and on their return stopped by the Moriches to visit the Ketcham Inn. The Crew was treated to a tour by President Mr. Bertram Seides. The youth learned about the history of the Inn, historic preservation and its importance to the community and that Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were actually visitors at the Inn.
During their visit, they visited the teepee, the garden, and the book barn. The Crew was surprised to learn how many years Mr. Seides has dedicated to preserving the history of the Moriches. They visited the book barn and expressed an interest in returning to see future improvements to the Ketcham Inn.
Pictured: Mr. Bertram Seides, Shivron Nandoe, Brian Perez, Jamaal Lynch, Chioma Modeste, and Khemraj Hardowar.
Picture by Linda Quackenbush, Educator