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    The Mills Game- Old Fashion Fun

    The Mills Game- Old Fashion Fun

    Try making a Mills Game for some old fashion fun this school vacation. This ancient strategy game is easy to make from everyday household items and is a challenging game appropriate for ages 8 and up. The Mills Game, also called Nine Men’s Morris, is an ancient game going back to the Roman Empire (and […]

    By December 29, 2020 Read More →
    The Christmas Fire of 1970

    The Christmas Fire of 1970

    Fifty years ago, Peterborough firefighters were not in their homes enjoying a cup of coffee and opening presents on Christmas morning. They, along with firefighters from six other towns, were trying to control a fire that was consuming the school building on High Street. The Christmas Fire remains left the school in ruins and the […]

    By December 24, 2020 Read More →
    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 →

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