Children’s Holiday Festivities Return to the Grave House

To celebrate the winter holidays, adults and children stepped into the colonial setting for festive activities from times past. The stormy afternoon did not interfere with the cheerful spirit in the Grave house. The Deacon’s guests decorated cookies baked at the hearth, created beeswax candles, and added fragrant cloves to […] Read more »

Join us for A Colonial Holiday 2023 on December 10th from 2 to 4 pm

Join us on for our sixth annual Children’s Holiday Open House. Enjoy an old-fashioned holiday afternoon full of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, roasting chestnuts, live music, storytelling and refreshments. Create winter memories with the whole family! Admission is free. Click here, here, here and here to see all the fun of previous […] Read more »

Holiday Lantern Night Tour 2019

The Madison Historical Society’s second Holiday Lantern Tour attracted an estimated 150 participants for visits to decorated homes around the Madison Green. This year the theme reflected the Civil War era in Madison, circa 1862. Groups of twenty departed every 30 minutes for the 90-minute presentation, featuring eight brief stops. Along […] Read more »

A Large Crowd Joined the Deacon’s Friends for Their Sixth Annual Children’s Holiday Event

Decorated for the season, the Deacon John Grave House set the perfect scene to create old fashioned winter memories. Children, parents, and friends enjoyed an afternoon of cookie making and chestnut roasting at the hearth. Live music and storytelling entertained visitors, while they savored holiday refreshment. Read more »

A Colonial Holiday For Children 2019

Join us on Saturday, December 14th from 2 to 4pm for our sixth annual Children’s Holiday Open House. Enjoy an old-fashioned holiday afternoon full of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, roasting chestnuts, live music, storytelling and refreshments. Create winter memories with the whole family! Admission is free. Click here, here, here and here […] 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 »

Children’s Holiday & Open House

November 30th brought the month to a close and opened the winter holidays. To celebrate the start of the festivities, the Deacon’s family had decorated their homestead. Guests were welcomed into the kitchen for cookie baking at the “Children’s Holiday”. With cookies in the oven, families retired to the main […] Read more »

Children’s Colonial Holiday & The Madison Tree Lighting

The Deacon John Grave house is celebrating the season. Join us before the Madison Tree lighting for our Colonial Children’s Holiday. We will be decorating ginger bread, making ornaments, singing carols, and listening to holiday stories told by the Deacon. It all starts at 4:30 until 6:00pm, Friday, November 30th. Admission […] Read more »