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Hearth Cooking: Harvest Time in the Phoenix Mill House

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Harvest Time Hearth Cooking

It is harvest time and we will be cooking up some of autumn’s bounty in the Phoenix Mill House. At this open-house program, enjoy samples of dishes cooked over the open hearth and learn about life in the 1830s. Dishes are prepared from period recipes using the kitchen equipment of the time. Some of the ingredients will be harvested from the mill house garden.

Our costumed interpreters will tell you about the Samuel and Nancy Prescott family who lived in the Phoenix Mill House in theHarvest Time Hearth Cooking: Mill House Garden 1830s when Samuel was an overseer at the Phoenix Mill.

In the mill house parlor, Mr. Prescott will demonstrate spinning techniques using a variety of fibers and discuss the emergence of the textile industry in the early 19th century. Samuel Prescott was an overseer at the Phoenix Mill, a large cotton factory that stood at the corner of Main and Grove Streets in Peterborough from the 1820s to the 1920s.

The mill house is small and the number of guests in the house will be limited to prevent crowding. Visitors should be prepared to wait up to 15 minutes before being admitted to the house. Masks are recommended but not required.

The Monadnock Center’s Phoenix Mill House is located behind the center’s main building at 19 Grove Street in downtown Peterborough.

This living history program is free but donations are gratefully accepted. The house will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



October 22
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Phoenix Mill House: Monadnock Center for History and Culture
19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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603 924 3235