Country Day Second-Graders Visit Grave House

Following an annual tradition, two Country Day School classes of second grade students with their teachers and parents enjoyed a visit to the historic Grave property. Docents in period dress guided the students through the history of the House, asking questions along the way. Students showcased their knowledge from their […] Read more »

Relatives of the First John Grave, Three Sisters and Their Families, Tour the Deacon’s House

On an early October morning, Cynthia Kremser from Oregon, Jeanne Murphy from Virginia, and Beth Bronson from Nigeria were guests at the Grave House. Board members provided a genealogical history of the Grave family and gave a room-by-room tour of the House. Of particular interest were the dates and construction […] Read more »

The Barn Gets New Sills and Gutter

In September, Sarens Builders and Remodeling of Clinton replaced all the rotten window sills, which were then sealed and painted. The construction team also removed the rotten gutter on the south side of the barn and replaced it with a colonial-style cedar wood gutter with copper lining. This project was […] Read more »

A Large Crowd at the Late Summer Mixer

On the evening of Sunday, August 24, the Madison Historical Society (MHS) and the Deacon John Grave Foundation (DJGF) held the annual end-of-summer concert on the lawn of the Grave House. It featured the George Manston Big Band for an evening of great music and camaraderie. Guests brought lawn chairs […] Read more »