The first mistress of the Dean House, Harriet Morrison Dean, will be honored on her 182nd birthday with a Victorian tea at her restored home, 4718 Monona Drive, on Sunday Nov. 13th from 2 - 4 p.m.
Mrs. Dean (impersonated by Ann Waidelich) will gather her well-wishers in the dining room about 2:45 p.m. and share with everyone the story of her life and her time in the house that she and her husband, Nathaniel Dean, built shortly before the Civil War.
Tea and cupcakes will be served and the house will be open for tours.
The public is invited to attend and to add to the ambiance with hats, gloves and other appropriate accouterments.
A free-will donation will be gratefully accepted. Call 249-7920 for more information. (Please share the enclosed flyer with family and friends and post it in a public place, if you wish. )
HBGHS wishes to thank Historic Madison, Inc., Madison's historical society for its donation of $1,000 in recognition of the fact that their "archives" are stored at the Dean House.And we wish to thank the Madison Area Doll Club for its donation of $500 in recognition of the fact that they meet monthly at the Dean House.