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By Press Release

PETERBOROUGH — March is sugaring time in New England! Visit the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Saturday, March 17 for Hearth Cooking Saturday and enjoy samples of dishes prepared using New Hampshire maple syrup.

Hearth Cooking Saturday is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Mill House where guests will meet Samuel and Nancy Prescott and learn about early spring activities in the 1830s.

The day’s menu includes bread pudding with maple cream sauce, homemade maple breakfast sausage, fresh farmer’s cheese, cheese pancakes, and squash, apple and maple soup. Hearth Cooking Saturday is an open house program.

Visitors are invited to stop by for a few minutes or stay longer enjoying delicious samples, good conversation, and the warmth of the fire.

The Phoenix Mill House is an overseer’s home connected to the Phoenix Mill, a large textile factory that was located at the corner of Main and Grove Streets for 100 years. Today, the house is a living history house where visitors can learn about the life of a millworker’s family at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

The house is located on the Monadnock Center’s campus at 19 Grove Street in downtown Peterborough. This program is free with museum admission ($3/ free for members and children under 12). Admission also includes a visit to the Monadnock Center’s special exhibit, The Art of Handwriting.

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is a community museum and cultural center. For directions or more information about this and other Monadnock Center programs, visit MonadnockCenter.org or call (603) 924-3235.