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


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Hearth Cooking Saturday: Christmas Fare

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

View of the Phoenix Mill House Hearth

Our December Hearth Cooking Saturday features Christmas fare cooked over the open fire in the Phoenix Mill House. Step away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to a simpler time. Join us for a day of cooking demonstrations where you can enjoy tasting some historic dishes. Learn about the history of the Christmas holiday in America and the ways the Prescott family would have celebrated in the 1830s.

The day’s menu includes root vegetable and ham soup, Christmas cookies, English gingerbread, lemon minced pie, carrot pie, and Plum Pudding.

Our costumed interpreters, Samuel and Nancy Prescott, will share Christmas traditions and tell you about daily life in the mill house, a foreman’s home for the Phoenix Mill. Samuel Prescott was an overseer at the Phoenix Mill, a large textile complex that once stood at the corner of Main and Grove Streets in downtown Peterborough. The Phoenix Mill House is located directly behind our main building (19 Grove Street, Peterborough). 

Hearth Cooking Saturdays are drop-in programs. Stay for just a few minutes or linger by the fire enjoy samples of the historic recipes and good conversation.

Free admission.