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 »

Grave Relatives Visit the House

Grave relative, Robin Satterfield, with husband (Jim Beckmann), arrived at the Grave House on October 8th for a pre-arranged tour of the homestead. The Friday afternoon tour was part of their extensive journey to find Robin’s ancestral roots. The shirts worn by Robin and Jim stated their mission for heading […] 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 »

Sandra Tarbox Speaks at Annual Meeting, May 17, 2016

https://vimeo.com/175978701 Sandra Tarbox is a culinary historian and dedicated teacher of 18th century living history for over 25 years. In her program, she shared her knowledge of the Colonial American Table, what they ate, how they cooked it, how they stored and preserved it. She illustrated how each of these played an […] Read more »

A Great, Late Summer Mixer on Our House Grounds

Tunes from the Great American Songbook resonated throughout the grounds and gardens of the Grave House as performed by the George Manstan Big Band. A large crowd of members of the Grave Foundation, Madison Historical Society, CLEMA and the Madison Garden Club gathered to picnic and enjoy wine/beer refreshments. These […] Read more »

Summer Tavern Night

On July 25th the Graves House held it second Summer Tavern Night. Guests enjoyed and old fashioned evening filled with music and good cheer.  Many thanks to our musicians and board for making it a wonderful evening. Read more »

2015 Annual Meeting

We held our annual meeting on May 19th.  New officers were elected to serve a two year term after which our featured speaker was Connecticut writer Anne Farrow who spoke and read selections from her book The Logbooks. If you would like to see Anne Farrow’s entire talk with questions and answers, […] Read more »

Spring (Finally) Tavern Night

Our Tavern fans really know how to mark their calendars. We hosted our Spring (Finally) Tavern night on March 28th from 6:30 to 9:30 with a sellout crowd by 6:45pm. Board member volunteers in colonial garb worked really hard in the hearth oven (pounded cheese, sweet potato soup with cornbread, […] Read more »

Fall Tavern Night – Raise Every Voice

The Fall Tavern Night on November 15 featured our Board members’ excellent cooking along with some rousing singing by Bob Crosman and several friends, assisted at various points by audience members. By all accounts, it was rousing evening of the kind that have helped to make Grave House Tavern Nights […] Read more »

Second Annual Madison Picnic Mixer

On the glorious late afternoon of September 7, members of the Deacon John Grave Foundation, the Madison Historical Society, the Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives and the Garden Club of Madison enjoyed picnics and the sounds of the great American songbook as performed by the 12-piece George Manston Big Band. […] Read more »