19 Grove St. ~ PO Box 58 ~ Peterborough, NH 03458 ~ 603-924-3235 

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: “An Apple a Day”

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit the Phoenix Mill House for a hearth cooking demonstration featuring New Hampshire’s favorite fall fruit. Sample a variety of apple dishes both sweet and savory and try your hand at pressing apple cider. The day’s menu includes Apple Toot, apple pancakes, apple and gourd soup, apple sauce, cider cake and beehive oven baked bread.

Apples were the most common fruit in 19th century New England and were grown mainly for making cider. Homemakers would dry the fruit to use in pies, soups, and other dishes through the long winters. 

At this program, you will see these authentic 19th century recipes prepared over the open hearth using period techniques and equipment. Our costumed interpreters, Nancy and Samuel Prescott, will share tidbits about 19th century food and cooking and show you how they lived in the mill house in the 1830s.

The Phoenix Mill House is a 19th century mill foreman’s home that was part of the Phoenix Mill, a large textile mill that once stood at the corner of Main and Grove Streets. The house is located behind the Monadnock Center’s main building at 19 Grove Street.

Hearth Cooking Saturdays are open house programs- stop by for a few minutes or stay longer enjoying good conversation by the fire. While you are visiting, be sure to see our special exhibit, Weather Permitting: Weather History in New Hampshire, on display in the main building.

Museum admission: $3 (free for members and children under 12).

Many thanks to Alyson’s Orchard for supply the apples for this program!


Phoenix Mill House
19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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