Country Day School Returns to the House

The second grade class of the Country Day School continued the tradition of studying Colonial America in a program featuring docents in period dress explaining life in early Madison. As usual the class came prepared, even watching a video from the Grave Foundation depicting hearth cooking, weaving and chores. One […] Read more »

At the Harvest Festival in 2017

Drizzly weather did not deter the attendees at the 20th Annual Harvest Festival at Bauer Park on Saturday, October 14th. Board members from the Deacon John Grave House showed up in costume to share an array of colonial games with both children and adults. Festival goers tried herding hoops, spinning […] Read more »

Grave Relatives Visit the House

Grave relative, Robin Satterfield, with husband (Jim Beckmann), arrived at the Grave House on October 8th for a pre-arranged tour of the homestead. The Friday afternoon tour was part of their extensive journey to find Robin’s ancestral roots. The shirts worn by Robin and Jim stated their mission for heading […] Read more »

Fifth Graders Tour the House

On April 28th, in collaboration with Madison Historical Society, approximately two hundred Madison fifth graders toured the Grave House in small groups. With board members leading each group with live demonstrations, they learned about hearth cooking, old tools and their uses, what was the likely the sleeping arrangements at the […] Read more »

An Interesting Seniors Program

On April 10th a group of Madison Seniors from the Madison Senior Center, the Strong House, and the Hearth visited the Deacon John Grave house. In the main parlor they listened to a brief history of the house and the Grave family. Afterward a board member and expert on tools […] Read more »

The Grove School’s Visit

Our Foundation was pleased to welcome a Grove School class and teachers to an afternoon session at the house. The Grove School is a co-educational college preparatory therapeutic boarding school located on 90 acres in Madison. The group is studying non-profit institutions. Our Foundation was used in the presentation to […] Read more »