Drop by the Phoenix Mill House for a look at 1830s winter cooking and enjoy samples of food prepared over the open hearth. With fresh foods scarce in the winter, Nancy Prescott will be working with the dried, pickled, and preserved foods she has put by during the fall harvest to prepare hearty meals that chase away the chill. While enjoying some tasty dishes, learn about the ways the Prescott’s lighted and heated their little house during the winter months. Recipe handouts will be available for you to try in your modern kitchen or over your hearth!
Hearth Cooking Saturdays are open house programs. You can stop by for just a few minutes or stay longer enjoying food and conversation by the fire. The winter cooking session will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free with museum admission ($3, free for members and children under 12).
The Phoenix Mill House is an 1830s mill overseer’s house once occupied by Nancy and Samuel Prescott. Our costumed interpreters will take you back to the time when the Phoenix textile mill was operating and share what daily life was like for this working family in a New England mill town. The mill house is located behind the Monadnock Center’s main building at 19 Grove Street in downtown Peterborough.