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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Pennypacker Mills to Host Woodstove Cooking Workshop

Pennypacker Mills Cooking Workshop

SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – On Saturday, January 22, visitors are invited to Pennypacker Mills to meet resident cooks who will share their knowledge of cooking on a cast iron stove fueled by wood. During the early 20th century, cooks had to periodically add fuel into the stove to keep the heating constant. Cast iron or metal pots and pans provided a good way for radiant heat to cook meals. Have you ever seen cranberry roly-polys or coffee jelly? These and other unusual wintertime foods will be prepared at this free, interactive workshop. 

The event will be held in the Pennypacker Mills' classroom building. Attendance is limited. Call (610) 287-9349 to reserve your time slot to attend. Masks are required to attend this workshop.

About Pennypacker Mills
Looking for an interesting place to visit that’s close to home? Pennypacker Mills is the answer! This historic site is open year-round for free guided tours of the home of former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker and his family. Known for its collection of 18th and 19th century decorative arts, furnishings, personal and official documents, the story of this famous Pennsylvania family reflects the lives of those who lived in Montgomery County in the early 1900’s.

Pennypacker Mills is open Tuesdays thru Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: 1 to 4 p.m., with the last tour at 3 p.m. each day. Pennypacker Mills is closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Tours take approximately one hour and are free, with a suggested donation of $2 per person.

Pennypacker Mills is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites. Pennypacker Mills is located off Route 73 (Skippack Pike) at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473.

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco,


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