Keep up with our annual projects and events with our 2023 Havens Happenings Newsletter!
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County, Master Gardener program planned and executed the development of three garden beds. Included were boxwoods, ilex and a number of evergreen and deciduous plantings, considered for their deer-resistance and smart scaping.
The Museum Shop is now open year-round, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with many decorative and functional household items, jewelry and accessories. Always welcoming to the shop is shop manager Cyndi Scott and display manager Josef Delfino.
For Immediate Release
Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation Grant to support the John Scudder Havens & Mary Pelletreau Havens Homestead, Center Moriches Roof Restoration Project
Moriches Bay Historical Society (MBHS) is very pleased to become a recipient of a $30,000 matching Grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to support the Havens Homestead Roof Project this past June.
The House and property have well-documented and rich history dating back to the pre-Colonial period and up to modern times. The Homestead was moved in 1971 off the 260-acre Havens Estate property which became the Terrell River County Park Preserve in 1989. The Havens Homestead now rests at a northernly portion of the Estate currently located at 15, Montauk Hwy, Center Moriches.
The roof was replaced more than 50 years ago and has reached the end of its effective lifespan. In recent years, the deterioration has accelerated to the point where the Moriches Bay Historic Society has deemed the current conditions unsustainable and has been aggressively raising funds to remedy this circumstance. MBHS, as caretaker of the Havens House and Barn, has a critical responsibility of maintaining roofs.
For those of you who have supported us, we are very grateful, and if you would like to support MBHS’ efforts, visit our GoFundMe at gofundme.com/f/havens-homestead-roof-project.
We once again would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for their continued support of our significant projects in the Moriches.
Conklin-Havens Homestead built c. 1740, Photo c. 1900
Ann Floyd, William Floyd’s sister, once lived here
Once stood at the end of Woodlawn Ave, East Moriches
January 2021, a Corner cupboard, of Conklin-Havens ownership, was transferred from Long Island Museum of American Art, History, & Carriages to Ketcham Inn Foundation, Inc. As seen on p. 128, item 146 of Long Island is My Nation, by Dean F. Failey (Corner Cupboard, 1725-1750, East Moriches, Pine)
*** 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.