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

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Current News

NEW HISTORICAL MARKER INSTALLED

In late July, a new historical marker was installed at the site of a Ho Chunk burial mound.   The plaque commemorating the Monona Mound was unveiled and dedicated in August 2019.  For more information about the Monona Mound click here.

BACK PORCH CONCERT VIDEO RECORDING 

One July 30, HBGHS video recorded the Ad Hoc String Band performing a 1-hour concert on the back porch of the Dean House.  The video of this concert will be posted on the Monona Community Media YouTube page as well as the HBGHS website and an audio recording of the concert will also be played on Monona's radio station.  The dates and times of these showings are to be determined.  

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO RENOVATE THE BACK PORCH

OF THE DEAN HOUSE

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