|| HMI Docent Associates
Historic Madison Inc. Docent Associates is a group of volunteers consisting of
local men and women organized for the purpose of providing guide service at the
Jeremiah Sullivan House, Dr. William Hutchings’ Office and Hospital, the
Francis Costigan House, the Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum and at special
events such as the Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour and Heritage Days.
The Docent Associates contribute thousands of hours annually to the work of
Historic Madison, Inc.
guild of traditional craftspeople involved in preserving the art of early
American crafts. The Weavers’ Guild produces woven articles, hand dipped
candles and soap. The woven items are produced on a loom in the Sullivan House
and are available for purchase at the Sullivan House. The candles are used
during the Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes. The Weavers’ Guild is very
instrumental in the annual Heritage Days where students participate on site to
learn about early American ways of life in historic setting.
Garden Guild contributes many hours annually to plant and maintain the
appearance of the Talbott-Hyatt Garden. The garden
contains many early plantings, a reconstructed well, and carriage house. The
Garden is open from dawn to dusk year round.