Phoenix Mill House hosting hearth cooking

Published: 3/7/2023 2:58:29 PM
Modified: 3/7/2023 2:58:15 PM
PETERBORUGHPhoenix Mill House hosting hearth cooking

March is maple sugaring time, and the Phoenix Mill House will be open March 11 for a Hearth Cooking Saturday devoted to maple treats both sweet and savory. Costumed interpreters will be cooking over the open fire using period recipes and authentic cooking equipment. The mill house is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hearth Cooking Saturdays are open house programs. People can drop by for a few minutes or stay longer to sample dishes cooked over the open fire and learn about life in the 1830s. The house was an overseer’s home for the Phoenix Mill, a large cotton mill that stood at the corner of Main and Grove streets in Peterborough. Samuel and Nancy Prescott lived in the house when Samuel was an overseer in the 1830s. Georgiana and Thomas Prescott will be in the kitchen cooking and serving samples while Mrs. Prescott will be in the parlor sharing the art of the needle, a discussion of sewing techniques in the days before sewing machines.

The Phoenix Mill House is directly behind the Monadnock Center for History and Culture’s main building at 19 Grove St. in Peterborough. Admission is by donation.

For information on this and other Monadnock Center for History and Culture programs, visit

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