Madison 2nd and 4th grade program continues

The annual Spring program for all public second and fourth grade students is a joint Event of the Madison Historical and the Deacon John Grave Foundation. Over three days, around 500 students, teachers and parents rotated between three education stations to learn about early Madison. The Deacon John Grave House […] Read more »

Strong House Seniors Visit the Grave House Again for History and Hearth Cooking

Strong House Seniors Visit the Deacon John Grave House Again in Madison CT

On April 15th, the Strong House of Madison made their annual visit to enjoy our historical program depicting everyday life in colonial Connecticut. The history of the house and the Grave family provided interesting discussions. Some toured the second floor for a demonstration about flax growing, linen making, spinning and […] Read more »

Exciting Eighth Season of Madison Lyric Stage at the Deacon John Grave House

Madison Lyric Stage wants to thank everyone who attended and supported our fundraising concert, Spring Will Come Again, at the Deacon John Grave House on Saturday, April 6th! Much fun was had and your presence was truly appreciated! We now are moving full speed onto our exciting eighth season! Don’t miss out! Our […] Read more »

Our Traditional Members Party

In early January the Foundation held our annual members holiday party at the house. Guest members joined board members for a festive evening of food, drink and music. The house was decorated and a cozy fire set the tone for a relaxed time. The board was able to interact directly […] Read more »

A New Holiday Tradition

A Journey Through Time – The Lantern Tour On a mild evening, December 14th the Deacon John Grave Foundation together with the Madison Historical Society and students from Daniel Hand High School offered special house tours in the Madison Historical District. Over 100 people participated. Groups of 10 visitors with […] Read more »

Chamber Opera Returns to the Grave House

Our Deacon John Grave Foundation continued the partnership with the Madison Lyric Stage with two productions of “ A Servant for Hitler: Max Lorenz and the Third Reich” This monodrama with music presented Marc Deaton in his original piece, portraying tenor Max Lorenz through his operatic career and his struggles […] Read more »