"Fueling New England's Iron Age: Food at the Saugus Iron Works"
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Puritans who founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 were driven by a
commitment to their religious ideals and beliefs. But it was Scottish prisoners
of war who did the dirty work, building the tools for a new colony
as the flow of material goods from England dwindled. In keeping with our Food
and Drink of 17th-century Boston theme, we'll discover how workers at the
Saugus Iron Works ate, drank, and lived.
Curtis Wright, Lead Ranger at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, gave the tour, which included a hearth cooking demonstration in the forge.
Neil Wright, industrial archaeologist from Lincolnshire and PHB Trustee, talked about the technology and food brought from Stuart England.