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 »

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 »