Hearth Cooking Demo: Thanksgiving Menu
Hearth Cooking Program Explores Thanksgiving in New England
Traditional Thanksgiving recipes are on the menu for the Monadnock Centers next Hearth Cooking - Saturday on November 10 from 10 am to 2 pm. Visit the Prescott Family in the center's Phoenix Mill House to learn about cooking over an open hearth, sample historic dishes, and explore the history of Thanksgiving in America.
The days menu includes port and apple pie, roasted chicken, Marlborough Pudding, turnip sauce, carrot soup, and Plum Pudding prepared on the hearth using historic equipment and techniques. In the mill house parlor, guests can try their hand at pressing apple cider and enjoy a piping hot cup heated with a cider iron. Complement the warmed cider with a handful of popcorn freshly poped in the fireplace.
Hearth Cooking Saturdays are open house programs - visit for a few minutes or stay longer learning about daily life in the 1830s and enhoying good conversation by the fireside.
The Pheonix Mill House is a worker's home located behind the Monadnock Center's mail building at 19 Grove Street. Our costumed interpreters, Samuel and Nancy Prescott, will share what life was like when they lived in the mill house in the 1830s. Hearth Cooking Saturdays offer a first-hand experience with history where you can see, smell, taste and touch artifacts of daily life and imagine yourself living in the mill house at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Museum Admission: $3 (free for members and children under 12). For more information or directions, visit MonadnockCenter.org or call (603) 924-3235.
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