The Annual Late Summer Mixer

The weather broke clear on August 19 and the George Mansion Band played music from the Great American Songbook for our members and those from the Madison Historical society, The Garden Club of Madison and CLEMA. It was an evening of great music and camaraderie. Members brought lawn chairs and […] Read more »

The Grave House Had Some Great “Company”

The Madison Lyric Stage produced the great Tony Award winning musical “Company” by Stephen Sondheim. The musical was the initial offering to bring cultural events to downtown Madison. Around 600 visitors watched 10 performances under the big top tent. The barn was converted to a theater front and housed the […] Read more »

Fourth of July Open House

Madison marked Independence Day, starting it with a bang…and an evening of fireworks! The celebration continued the following morning with a Fourth of July parade down the main street. Many of the parade entries lingered in front of the Deacon’s house for an extra drum beat or photo shoot, where […] Read more »

Lessons on the Lawn

Area history buffs met on the lawn at the Deacon’s House on a warm Friday evening recently to hear about the life and times of Daniel Hand, a native son and progressive philanthropist. While the audience gathered, people shared food and conversation in anticipation of the informal lecture to come. […] Read more »

Madison Lyric Stage at Home at Our House

Company is here and we can’t wait for you to see it! Come join Madison Lyric Stage for our first production under the big top tent at the Deacon John Grave House, 581 Boston Post Road in Madison. Madison Lyric Stage will present the multiple Tony Award-winning musical comedy Company July […] Read more »

Connecticut Open House Day at the Grave House & Gardens

Connecticut started the event 14 years ago and on Saturday, June 9th and over 230 houses participated. A large crowd toured the Grave House observing and tasting a hearth cooking demo. The cooking included potato chowder, strawberry fritters, strawberry cornbread and a hanging chicken. Farm tools, linen making, including growing […] Read more »

Second Graders Step Into the Past

On Thursday, May 10th, Madison’s second graders stepped out of their usual classrooms and ventured down to the Congregational Church and the Green to get a sense of past Madison times. In vintage garb, members of the Deacon John Grave House (DJGH) joined with members from the Madison Historical Society […] Read more »

The Madison Lyric Stage Fundraiser A Success

The Madison Lyric Stage, an award winning professional theater company held it’s season fundraiser on Saturday evening, April 7, 2018 at their new home, the Deacon John Grave House and grounds In Madison”s “Historic District”. The festive evening featured food, wine and beer. And a highlight of the evening was […] Read more »

A Terrific Spring Tavern Night

On Saturday evening March 24th, the old house was packed with revelers who stomped and clapped to the rocking sounds of the five-man Deacon Grave Band. The crowd enjoyed numerous appetizers, five different chilis, popcorn popped on the hearth and dessert along with beer and wine. It was also a successful […] Read more »