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Mary E. Bell House

posted Oct 1, 2017, 9:01 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

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

Dan's Papers Literary Festival 2016

posted Sep 11, 2016, 5:44 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

 We are very proud of KIFI's board member, William Hill, author/actor, for receiving the JUDGES CHOICE AWARD in nonfiction at the 5th Annual Dan's Papers Literary Festival 2016, held at Guildhall East Hampton September 1st!

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 ]

Opening of Ketcham Inn Foundation & Sunstorm Arts Cultural Center

posted Jul 9, 2016, 1:20 PM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

©JamieEllinForbes/SunStormArtsPub.Co.Inc.

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.

Havens Ketcham Cultural Center

posted Mar 13, 2016, 9:30 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated Oct 1, 2017, 8:37 AM ]

The Art Gallery, Cultural Center, Bert Sides CEO, & Jamie Ellin  
Forbes: the Ketcham Foundations complex for the arts is located at    90 Montauk Hwy, Center Moriches NY. 
    
The Ketcham Inn Foundation and Jamie Forbes Gallery are  developing and organizing a current planned exhibition and event 
schedule through summer 2016­-2018.

Our focus will be within our local community inclusive of but not 
limited to an out reach program to have a very broad based appeal. The arts showcase will be an interdisciplinary arts program, encompassing: film, literature, poetry, craft as art,  
culinary arts, music, performance and dance, and visual arts projects, 
museum  exhibitions, aimed at all age groups.   

Mr. Sides has developed the deep respect of the historical museum  and foundation community during his 25­ year tenure bringing the    Ketcham Inn restoration project to completion, which opened to the  public 2015. Mr. Seides has support from The Robert David Lion Gardner 
Foundation, as well as The New York State Office of Parks Recreation 
and Historic Preservation, Suffolk County Real Estate and Suffolk County
Parks and the National Trust.

Jamie Ellin Forbes, publisher, Fine Art magazine and co owner of  SunStormarts Publishing Co. has directed the FAMILY Museum  Hempstead, co directed 4 art galleries, curated traveling art  installations, national & international art show display.  

Ms. Forbes is bringing her forty year breath of experience in the arts  to work with Mr. Seides a life long resident of Center Moriches, with 
background in architecture, residential and small shop and furniture 
design who’s expertise includes extensive knowledge with timber frame
buildings, including preservation, restoration and rehabilitation. Bert 
has advised on the development of historic districts, secured town, county,
state and national land marking of significant buildings and properties,
he has developed a keen eye on all forms of art, architecture and interior design.        
 
*** See attached concept sketches of developing Art Gallery and Cultural Center. ***




Ketcham Inn Foundation is the steward of the 5 acre property where the Art Gallery and Cultural Center are located, property under the ownership of Suffolk County Parks.


Ketcham Inn and Havens Homestead Tours

posted Aug 17, 2015, 6:39 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 6:41 AM ]

Guided docent tours of the Ketcham Inn and Havens Homestead are now available. 
Tour one site: 
Adults $14, Students $8, Children under 11 free. 
Tour both sites: 
Adults $22, Students $15, Children under 11 free. 
"Heritage Tourism" tour discounts. 

Call (631)457-9763 or (631)878-1855 to schedule your tour today.

Grantee In the Spotlight: "Terry-Ketcham Inn"

posted Feb 20, 2015, 8:55 AM by Ketcham Inn Foundation

The Ketcham Inn was highlighted in the January 2015 Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation Newsletter. Click below to read the newsletter.

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