Thanksgiving Fare Prepared on the Open Hearth at the Monadnock Center

PETERBOROUGH, NH- The Monadnock Center for History and Culture presents a Hearth Cooking Saturday on November 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held in the Center’s Phoenix Mill House, Hearth CookingSaturday features samples of authentic 19th century recipes prepared over the open hearth. The November menu includes traditional Thanksgiving fare. Participants will be able to sample roasted turkey, pork and apple pie, turnip sauce, oven baked breads, Marlborough Pudding, and Quaking Plum Pudding.


In addition, guests will learn about the ways that the Phoenix Mill House family would have celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1830s when the house was a mill foreman’s home. The Phoenix Mill House is located behind the Monadnock Center’s main building at 19 Grove Street in Peterborough.


Hearth Cooking Saturdays are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. The program is open-house format; guests can drop by for a few minutes or stay longer to enjoy learning and good company around the fire. The 2015 Hearth Cooking Saturdays series has been made possible through a generous sponsorship from 70 Main Street/ RJ Finlay Co. The last Hearth Cooking Saturday of 2015 will be held onDecember 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


For more information about this and other Monadnock Center programs, visit or call (603)924-3235.


Calendar Summary:

Hearth Cooking Saturday: Thanksgiving

See and sample Thanksgiving recipes cooked on the open hearth.

Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monadnock Center for History and Culture

Free, donations appreciated.

Event Contact: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, (603) 924-3235

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