Welcome‎ > ‎


Changing the Narative of Slavery, May E. Bell House DEDICATION

posted May 10, 2019, 7:42 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

Last preperations are being made to the interior of Mary E. Bell House for a public opening, June 22nd 2019.
However today, Cheyney McKnight, Living Historian, will make a guest visit to help with the final interior interpretation and gain a further understanding of the life of the Smith-Bell inhabitors.  

Tree Ring Daring

posted May 10, 2019, 7:27 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

Dendrochronologists Edward Cook and Paul Krusic visit Ketcham Inn, May 10th

Edward Cook, Ewing Lamont Resarch Professor, Director of Tree-Ring Lab, Lamont-Doherty Observatory
along with Paul Kruic, PhD Department of Geology in Cambridge

32nd Annual Women's Recognition Reception

posted Mar 21, 2018, 2:49 PM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 9:05 AM ]

Members of the Ketcham Inn Foundation, Ed Romaine and Dan Panico all showing support to our Moriches Bay Area Author/Historian Mary E. Field, Vice President, founding member, Ketcham Inn Foundation, for 30 years.

Town of Brookhaven Division of Women Services, 32nd Annual Women's Recognition

posted Mar 8, 2018, 2:43 PM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 2:47 PM ]

The Board of Directors of the Ketcham Inn Foundation is very pleased to know that 
Mary E. Field, Author/Historian/Genealogist is being recognized for her outstanding community service based in our local Town, Long Island, and New York history. 

Mary E. Field is so deserving to be celebrated, by the Town of Brookhaven, as a TOWN TREASURE.

Thank you Mary E. Field.

Edible Long Island Online Magazine

posted Dec 5, 2017, 3:15 PM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

Our Great Hearth c.1693 has been restored with funds by sponsors and donors enabling the development of our hearth cooking program by a grant from Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.

Please find attached Edible Long Island Online Magazine article written by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky.

Kerriann will be joining us January 14th here at the Ketcham Inn for an in depth discussion of her 5 books, including Ghosts of Long Island I and II
$30 taken upon entry. Call for reservations as seating is limited

Mary E. Bell House

posted Oct 1, 2017, 9:01 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 3:21 PM ]

Mary E. Bell House receives a exterior and interior cleanup in preparation for a fresh coat of paint.

Research of the family lineage is ongoing with preliminary results showing the Bell family is descending from the Smith family as all slaves were named after their owners.

Research beyond the office of Ketcham Inn is being done by Patrick Mealey and Joyce Jackson, www.fineartismade.com , with assistance from our Historian, Mary E. Field and references back to Van R. Field's archives.

Robert David Lion Gardner Foundation, Inc.

posted Jan 26, 2017, 2:52 PM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

 The Robert David Lion Gardner Foundation, Inc. has continued their support for the Ketcham Inn Foundation’s restoration of the historic Terry Ketcham Inn by awarding a grant to develop educational Historic Cooking Programs completing the restoration cycle, bringing life back to the hearth.

The goal of each workshop is not only to teach the history of the food, but to empower a sense of responsibility, to preserve and honor the historic foods and cooking techniques that have been forgotten. These programs will make an effort to connect students to history and allow these historic cooking techniques and recipes to be part of the future.

Historic cooking programs based at the Ketcham Inn and the program dates will be posted on our website calendar, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social medias.

 Historic Cooking Program demonstration in the c.1790 winter kitchen

New York Times 8/29/16 "Small-Town Feeling"

posted Aug 28, 2016, 6:18 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated Aug 28, 2016, 7:31 AM ]

Spring Car show and Art Exhibition

posted May 15, 2016, 5:44 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated May 22, 2016, 5:33 AM ]

Hamptons 2016 Vacation Guide

posted May 8, 2016, 7:37 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated May 15, 2016, 7:35 AM ]

Look for our current ad in the Hamptons Vacation Guide.

1-10 of 22