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Tag: Holiday History

Hearth Cooking: Christmas Fare
By December 16, 2023 Read More →

Hearth Cooking: Christmas Fare

Christmas Fare is on the menu for our December Phoenix Mill House hearth cooking day. Visit the house to sample traditional Christmas dishes prepared over the open hearth and learn about Christmas history in New England. The day’s menu includes Winter Soup, Pork & Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, White Pot, Caraway Cakes, and Brown Soda […]

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Hearth Cooking: Thanksgiving Traditions
By November 18, 2023 Read More →

Hearth Cooking: Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving was THE holiday in 1830s New England. Stop by the Phoenix Mill House to learn about Thanksgiving traditions and sample some of the dishes that would have graced the Prescott’s Thanksgiving table. The menu includes roasted chicken, carrot soup, Marlborough Pudding, mincemeat pie, lemon minced pie, wedding cake with lemon icing. All of the […]

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Christmas at Our House Long Ago
By December 24, 2021 Read More →

Christmas at Our House Long Ago

Merry Christmas to all! I ran across this charming recollection in the archives and had to share it with all of you. Six year-old Evelyn Balcom moved to Peterborough in 1913 with her mother to lived with her uncle and aunt, William and Mary Farnsworth. They lived above the Farnsworth’s store on Main Street. Here […]