Colonial Holiday A Hit With The Children, Great And Small

Annual holiday festivities returned to the Deacon John Grave House on Saturday, December 16th. Families attending the rescheduled Children’s Holiday Open House found all of the seasonal activity and good cheer that folks anticipate finding at the Grave House. This was a hands-on event for all ages, with a special focus […] Read more »

“The Deacon” Hosts Open House After Madison’s Tree-Lighting

On the first of December, “Deacon John Grave” welcomed attendees of the town tree-lighting to his home for an open house. After the tree-lighting ceremony on the Madison Green, the Deacon’s house offered a friendly gathering place. Visitors found the Deacon John Grave House decked for the holidays with festive […] Read more »

Monster March Huge!

On Saturday October 28th hundreds of Madison residents and their children paraded in downtown Madison in Halloween costumes to trick or treat at the local businesses. The procession ended at the Deacon John Grave House where snacks were provided. The large crowd enjoyed pizza, bagels, fruits, cookies and candies. This […] Read more »

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 »

A Storybook Evening

The weather, music and the company were absolutely perfect at the annual Big Band Summer Mixer with the George Manston Band performing. Members of the Deacon John Grave House, Garden Club of Madison, Madison Historical Society and Clemma listened to sounds of the great American songbook while picnicking with complementary […] Read more »