Book Barn Opens!

posted Mar 2, 2017, 2:32 PM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

Book Barn opens this Spring!! With the greatest collection of new history books, gently used and antiquarian books for all to enjoy this upcoming Spring and Summer reading! 
We maintain one of the largest book inventories in multiple genres on the South Shore, and every book is reasonably priced for sale!

The Illustrated History Of The Moriches Bay Area by Van and Mary Field,
continues to be our bestselling history book year round.

Historic Haunts of Long Island

posted Jan 26, 2017, 2:33 PM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 2:54 PM ]

Kerriann Flanagan Broski and Joe Giaquinto, co-authors of Ghosts of Long Island I and II, and 
Historic Haunts of Long Island, speak to an audience, in the dining room of the Inn, telling the long told ghost stories based in oral and written histories about the Ketcham Inn and other historic sites on Long Island.            Books available online or at the Ketcham Inn office.

Annual Wreath Project: November 26th, 2016

posted Oct 30, 2016, 8:01 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 5:27 PM ]

Annual wreath project, will occur November 26th, 2016. Volunteers are always welcome to join us decorating the wreaths. Over 100 of wreaths are presented to shop owners hang on the entrance doors to help spirit the holiday along.

We are happy to receive donations of plastic Christmas decorations to go beyond the Christmas bow.

Santa, Trains, and More!!!

posted Oct 30, 2016, 7:44 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated Oct 30, 2016, 8:22 AM ]

Ketcham Inn c.1693 invites you and your family to come enjoy holiday cheer at our all age 
Christmas Trains event! A holiday production complete with a miniature village and trains will be set up at the Ketcham Farm Antiquarian Book Barn, at 81 Main Street, Center Moriches.

The event will take place December 17 from 2-4:00pm, and December 18 from 2-5:00pm. 
And kids, SANTA and MRS.CLAUS will be there!

$3.00 per person at the door, and children under 2 yrs are admitted free.

10th Anniversary Polar Express Train Set, Valued at over $300
$5 per ticket
Drawing Date: Sunday, December 18th (Winner need not be present to win)

Pick up raffle tickets at the Ketcham Inn office

Happy holidays to all--we hope to see you there

Ketcham Inn Ghost Stories, Paranormal Activity More!

posted Oct 17, 2016, 2:10 PM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

                                                    Kerriann Flanagan Brosky and Joe Giaquinto

Event: Historic Haunts of Long Island; Ghosts and Legends from the Gold Coast to Montauk Point including ghost stories and phenomenon associated over the years with the Ketcham Inn.

Location: A fundraiser to be held at the KETCHAM INN

Time: Monday, October 24th 7:30-9:00pm

Cost: $25 collected upon entrance.

Call: Reservations are required as seating is limited.          631-878-1855. Please leave your name and number.

After the success of the Ghosts of Long Island books, Long Island’s haunted past once again comes alive, in award-winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky’s latest book Historic Haunts of Long Island; Ghosts and Legends from the Gold Coast to Montauk Point. Ms. Brosky will discuss fascinating new places she has researched and investigated. Joining her is medium and paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto who will captivate the audience by playing EVP’s (electronic voice phenomenon) from their investigations together. Join them as they uncover Long Island’s history and ghost tales. Book signing to follow.

Coach Stop Fair

posted Sep 11, 2016, 6:57 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

Pear Festival and Scarecrow Project - October 22, 2016

posted Aug 28, 2016, 7:41 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

Join us on October 22, 2016 for our Annual Pear Festival and Scarecrow Project.

Annual Pear Festival: Come prepared to experience many exceptional tastes from our local fresh picked pears.  Check back soon for additional details.
Scarecrow Project: Come prepared with your basket full of parts to decorate and build your classic American scarecrow. Your basket should include head and accessories, clothing articles for construction and necessary tools (such as a stapler and glue gun). We supply wood frame to build on, straw, and electric.
Ketcham Inn Tours: Participate in tours of the beautifully restored Ketcham Inn, scarecrow building.
Art at Festival: In conjunction with the local schools we are sponsoring and exhibit of "PEAR AS ART" 
We are encouraging all students involved, with this art program, to pair their works of art,
all in creative two's.

Catching the Light

posted Aug 28, 2016, 7:37 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 7:07 AM ]

Coach Stop Fair  Exhibition date Saturday, October 22nd, Viewing Fair: 11am-4pm
 Exhibition reception open to the public: 4pm-6pm

Author Lara Strong Book Reading & Signing in the Book Barn

posted Jul 5, 2016, 3:53 PM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated Jul 9, 2016, 1:15 PM ]

Meet author Lara Strong for a reading from her latest young adult novel “Spirit of the Turtle” which will be followed by a book signing on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm at the Ketcham Inn Book Barn. 

“Spirit of the Turtle” traces the journey of Solomon Ward, a 14-year old Native American boy from Long Island’s Poospatuck Reservation. Solomon sets out on a whaling boat in the year 1848 to help his family financially and explore the traditions and attain some of the glory of his ancestors. History and culture are the foundation for this wonderful story about taking risks and finding one’s true self.

Lara Strong was born and raised on Long Island and currently lives in Hungary. She has had her creative work published in the online journal Literary Mama, Brain, Child Magazine, and Wilderness House Literary Review. This event is produced and organized by the Ketcham Inn Foundation and the Long Island Indigenous People Museum as a children’s education experience. For more information on Lara visit her website at  

Spring Car Show and Art Exhibition

posted May 15, 2016, 5:25 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated May 22, 2016, 5:35 AM ]

For car show information call 516-662-3036
For Docent Tours call 631-475-9763
For SunStorm Arts Cultural Center 631-339-0152

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