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Annual Holiday Open House

Treats and Tours and Santa Claus

December 10, 2023

Sunday 1-4 pm








The Dean House will be decorated with holiday trees and garlands and the aroma of spiced cider and delicious cookies will fill the rooms. Santa will arrive about 2 pm and stay until 4. You are welcome to take your own pictures with Santa & his Sleigh on the Dean House Back Porch. $5 per person donation is requested for the afternoon’s activities.

image: Laura Hofsteen, MESBA

HBGHS Profile Video

HBGHS is a member of MESBA (Monona East Side Business Alliance). MESBA partnered with Monona Community Media (Will Nimmow) to offer their members the opportunity to create a one-minute profile video. We decided to take them up on the offer and here are the results.  Christine Welcher, MESBA Executive Director, says “It’s one of the best ones that were done!” You can also view it on Youtube:


  • 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

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