To preserve and conserve the rural, cultural and historical character of the hamlet of Brookhaven and surrounding areas in Suffolk County, New York. This includes undeveloped real estate to be kept in its natural state as a sanctuary, open space or natural garden and improved and developed land to be used for the maintenance and care of such properties as well as for possible display and exhibit of appropriate collections.
Saturday June 17, 2017 from 4pm-6pm, the Post-Morrow Foundation hosts a wine and cheese event on the Ken Budney Memorial Boardwalk. More Coming Soon.
We are sorry to announce the death of Faith McCutcheon this week. She was a great friend of the Foundation.
Faith served 27 years on the board of directors for the Post Morrow Foundation, the last 13 as our secretary. Faith’s association with both the Post and Morrow families goes back to before she was even born. Her grandfather, Malcolm Fraser, together with James Post, Thomas Morrow, and several other prominent men from the community, were among the first directors of the Brookhaven Village Association, with Fraser serving as its first president. Years later, James Post’s daughter, Elisabeth, married Thomas Morrow’s son, Thomas. Their daughter Betsy and Faith became childhood friends.
If there ever were a poster child for Brookhaven Hamlet it would be Faith. She has been a member of almost every community group and has lived and worked here her entire life.
The children of the South Country School District were the first to benefit from having Faith in their lives. From 1945 to 1948, she taught at the Brookhaven Elementary School,
the same school she attended as a child. She left the school to raise her four children, returning to teaching in 1968 and later became the librarian at Hampton Avenue School (now Frank P. Long) until 1983.
Faith has always been a woman of faith, as an active member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Brookhaven. She’s been a dedicated volunteer at the Bellport Methodist
Church Thrift Shop, was a board member of the Brookhaven Village Association for nine years, and was director of interpretation for the Post-Crowell House for the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, of which she is a lifetime member. In that capacity, she led
visitors through the historic dwelling dressed in one of the period costumes she made for herself and other society volunteers.
And, of course we are grateful for her 27 years of service to the Post-Morrow Foundation, whose holdings include two acres of land she donated along the Beaver Dam Creek. Another beneficiary ofFaith’s efforts is the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, where she volunteered her services for almost 15 years and was been a board member of Friends of Wertheim since its inception. In addition to volunteering with community groups in the Brookhaven vicinity, Faith was also the first to show up with home-baked cookies, and to help people out with everything from babysitting to providing rides, to offering a friendly shoulder or ear to someone in need.
In recent years Faith was an avid member of the Fire Place History Club. Working with Marty Van Lith and the club she was instrumental in restoring many old cemeteries.. Treasuring the place where she lived Faith added to the preservation of the culture and history of our Hamlet.
Her generosity even extends to the local wildlife; Faith was always repairing some broken wing or adopting another orphaned or injured creature. She was also very modest, doing
all of this in the most quiet and unassuming manner. Faith received the Long Island Advance’s Woman of the Year award in 2002 for her outstanding contribution to our
community. Faith is a great friend of Brookhaven Hamlet and the Post-Morrow Foundation