I'm exhausted! Today I and a group of painters from the Madison Art Society came to the Deacon Graves House in
We had a nice sunny day with a pleasant breeze. Many visitors came to see our work, the nicely maintained gardens in the property and the house, which was open for guided tours with open hearth cooking happening in the Tavern room. We couldn’t ask for more! We all felt transported in time...
A little history about the Deacon Greaves house:
"The Deacon John Grave Foundation was incorporated in 1983 to save the Deacon John Grave House from destruction. Since that time the foundation has worked tirelessly to restore and preserve this unique structure.
The Deacon John Grave House is special because its history is the story of seven generations of one
Seven generations of farmers, haulers, soldiers, innkeepers, shoemakers, dressmakers and weavers have tread on the time worn floorboards of the house. Seven generations kept amazingly meticulous entries in account books that tell their story, from early colonial beginnings to the twentieth century". (Taken from their website at: http://www.deaconjohngrave.org/)