A Child’s Colonial Holiday

On a December afternoon, the Grave House came alive with a host of your children, parents, and even grandparents celebrating an 18th century holiday. But best of all, the children decorated gingerbread cookies and cooked them in the hearth beehive oven. They also made old fashioned tree ornaments to take […] Read more »

2016 Holiday Faire

The Grave House was decorated for the holiday season and for four days visitors shopped for gifts. Vendors provided a wide arrangement of items including baked goods, holiday trimmings, jewelry, and special apparel.  Thursday evening was special with cookies, hot cocoa, and wine.   Read more »

Grave House Goblins

On Oct 29th the Madison Newcomers sponsored their annual Monster March. A huge crowd of young children dressed in Halloween costumes paraded through downtown Madison and ended up at the Grave House barn. They were joined by proud parents, grandparents, and friends. Special treats and healthy snacks including apples, bagels,and […] Read more »

A Late Summer Evening Serenade

Members of the Deacon John Grave Fooundation, Madison Historical Society, Garden Club Of Madison and the Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives enjoyed the big band sounds of the George Mansion Band. The event marks the fourth year of a joint Grave Foundation and Madison Historical Society sponsored mixer. The evening’s highlight was the band’s final […] Read more »

The Deacon John Grave House and Grounds Again Participated in Connecticut Open House Day

For this year’s Connecticut Open House Day on June 11th, Board members in colonial dress provided tours of the house, lectures on Colonial Clothing and a demonstration of Hearth Cooking to visitors from throughout the State. Despite the rain showers, the crowd marveled at the baking and open fire cooking. […] Read more »

Annual Meeting: Colonial American Food, What They Ate & How They Cooked, Stored and Preserved It

The Deacon John Grave Foundation, 581 Boston Post Road in Madison, will hold its annual meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, May 17, 2015. Spend an evening learning what was needed to prepare an 18th century meal. Sandra Tarbox has been a culinary historian and dedicated teacher of 18th century living history […] Read more »