FIVE DAYS IN MADISON
YOU ARE INVITED TO AN OPEN HOUSE
1 to 4 PM
THE ALLIS-BUSHNELL HOUSE
The Madison Historical Society will open its ca.1785 Allis-Bushnell House to the public, free of charge, on Saturday, November 30. Visitors are invited to tour the historic home and learn about the history of Madison through interpreters who will guide visitors through the five rooms on the first floor of the house. Each room is set up to tell the story of a specific time period in Madison's history. Among these events are a tea and spinning party given by patriotic women in 1769, an abolitionist meeting in 1842, and a tea given in 1920 to celebrate the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
The Allis-Bushnell House is located at 853 Boston Post Road in Madison. It was built ca. 1785 and enlarged to two stories in 1815. A Victorian wing was added in 1860. The Colonial post-and-beam construction still remains, as do other early architectural features. The rooms contain period furniture and decorative arts, including paintings, china, and glassware. The house is well known for its most famous resident, Cornelius Scranton Bushnell, financier of the ironclad warship U.S.S. Monitor.