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

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: Stretching the Dollar

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit the Phoenix Mill House to see and to taste authentic 1830s dishes prepared over the open hearth and learn about what life was like for the Prescott family. At our September hearth cooking session, we will be looking at the ways Mrs. Prescott would economize in the kitchen and stretch the family’s dollar to make ends meet. Receipts (recipes) for this program, are drawn from Mrs. Lydia Maria Child’s 1832 book, The American Frugal Housewife, written for women “who are not ashamed of economy.” Guests will also be able to try no-cost games and activities the Prescott children would have enjoyed.

Samuel and Nancy Prescott lived in the Phoenix Mill House in the 1830s when Samuel was an overseer at the Phoenix Mill. Phoenix Mill was a large textile factory that once stood at the corner of Main and Grove Streets. The Mill House and its companion the Brick Ends House are the only surviving buildings from this large 19th century mill complex. Our costumed interpreters share the daily lives of the family on Hearth Cooking Saturdays (held once a month from September to December).

Hearth Cooking Saturdays are open house programs- stay for just a few minutes or stay longer enjoying tastings and good conversation by the fire. Museum admission: $3 (free for members and children under 12).



Phoenix Mill House
19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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