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    Holidays in the Mill House – Thanksgiving Recipes

    Holidays in the Mill House – Thanksgiving Recipes

    Here are some of the traditional recipes Nancy Prescott made in our Thanksgiving video. These have been adapted to your modern kitchen but you could try making them over an open hearth! If you haven’t seen the Thanksgiving episode of Holidays in the Mill House, watch it HERE.   Marlborough Pudding The most popular Thanksgiving […]

    By November 25, 2020 Read More →
    Holidays in the Mill House- Thanksgiving in the 1830s

    Holidays in the Mill House- Thanksgiving in the 1830s

    We are so excited to share with you our new series, Holidays in the Mill House! This first episode will take you back to the 1830s with the Prescott Family. See the preparations for the big day and learn about the foods and traditions that shaped the holiday we know today. Our next episode, Christmas […]

    By November 24, 2020 Read More →
    Election Cake

    Election Cake

    Early election days in this country were a day of celebrating. For Americans it was considered a revered holiday, a time to celebrate their right to cast their vote. Sadly not everyone was granted that right but some still found ways to join in on the festive event. Even if you didn’t get to vote, […]

    By November 3, 2020 Read More →
    Peterborough Academy Opens August 21 1837

    Peterborough Academy Opens August 21 1837

    On August 21, 1837, the Peterborough Academy opened its doors to local scholars for the first time. Before the Academy opened, parents who wanted their children to have a high school education sent their students to private academies in other towns like Hancock, New Ipswich and Francestown. The Peterboro’ Academy Association To address the need […]

    By August 20, 2020 Read More →
    Green Peas for Corrinda’s Birthday

    Green Peas for Corrinda’s Birthday

    August 6, 1837 Fresh green peas are plentiful in the garden so I prepared them up for dinner today. I cooked them with sugar and mint which is how my mother said the English cooked them. Peas are Corrinda’s favorite vegetable so she was happy to sit with her big sister Lydia shelling the peas […]

    By August 6, 2020 Read More →

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