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DEAN HOUSE

This historic Italianate-style farmhouse was built in 1856.  It is located at the corner of Monona Drive and East Dean Avenue on the Monona Golf Course in Madison WI.  The original owners, Nathaniel and Harriet Dean, lived there for 15 years.  Currently the house is owned and operated by the Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society.  Usually tours are given on two Sunday afternoons per month.  But, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, tours and events have been cancelled for the time being.  For more information, call Ann Waidelich at 608-249-7920.  

VINTAGE PLOW 

This walk-behind plow was pulled by a horse and used to plow the fields on a farm.  It was manufactured between 1870 and 1910.  The plow was restored by Gary Hess and is now located outside, at the northwest corner of the house.    

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Mission

  • To preserve and advance the history of

     Blooming Grove Township,

      the City of Monona,

     and Madison's southeast side

  • To restore, furnish, preserve, and promote

     the Nathaniel and Harriet Dean House

     as a center for local history research,

     cultural events, and a testament to the

     pioneer spirit that brought people to

     Blooming Grove Township,

     in Dane County, Wisconsin