Deacon John Grave House Adds to Fall Fun at Bauer Farm Harvest Festival!

October 16th brought a slight cloud cover, but the large crowd at the fall event refused to let that dampen the enjoyment of the day. Madison’s historic farm provided the perfect setting for the 23rd annual Harvest Festival on the beautiful Bauer property. The old-fashioned country fair included family-friendly activities…hay […] Read more »

Hometown 4th of July Parade Returns

After a year without July 4th activities, a parade returned to Madison’s main street with record crowds stretched along the entire parade route. A vintage car, sporting signage with “Deacon John Grave 1685”, passed the Grave House with flair and a wave. A variety of participants numbered among the marchers… […] Read more »

History of Slaves at the Deacon John Grave House

Video: First recorded use of slaves in Madison As part of St. Andrew’s series on Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation, Terry Roberts, President of the Deacon John Graves Foundation, shared his research about the first recorded use of slaves in Madison, CT, as taken from the journals recorded by generations […] Read more »

Members’ Annual Holiday Party

Members found the Deacon John Grave House warm and cozy for the annual holiday party, hosted by the Foundation to welcome 2020 and in appreciation for membership support during the past year. Everyone enjoyed a variety of beverages and appetizers, while listening to the fine music of Rick and Jim, […] Read more »