From the hearth

Start the day with a 19th-century breakfast in Peterborough

February 21. 2018 1:15PM

PETERBOROUGH — What’s for breakfast ... in the 1830s?

Visit the Phoenix Mill House, 19th-century mill worker’s home, at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Saturday for some tasty samples of items prepared over the open hearth, including waffles, apple pancakes, fish balls, hasty pudding and apple pie.

Costumed interpreters Nancy and Samuel Prescott will bring the sights, smells, and tastes of an earlier time to life. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The program reflects the time frame Nancy and Samuel Prescott made their home in the Phoenix Mill House.

Samuel was an overseer at the Phoenix Mill, a large textile mill that stood at the corner of Main and Grove streets in Peterborough, for 100 years.

The house serves as a living history house where visitors can experience what life was like here at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. It sits behind the Monadnock Center’s main building at 19 Grove St.

The event is included in museum admission of $3 for children 12 and older; there is no fee for those 11 and younger.

Cost includes viewing of the special exhibit “The Art of Handwriting.”

For more information, visit MonadnockCenter.org.


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