April 28, 2022
Hunter’s Home to Host “Fleece to Fabric” Sheep Shearing Event on May 7
PARK HILL, Okla. — Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will host its “Fleece to Fabric” sheep shearing event on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors can observe the Hunter’s Home staff as they shear the site’s flock of heritage Merino sheep from 10 a.m. to noon. Other wool fiber arts activities like spinning and the various techniques of processing wool also will be demonstrated throughout the day until 4 p.m.
Hunter's Home is the only remaining antebellum plantation mansion in the state of Oklahoma. Formerly the home of Minerva Murrell, niece of Chief John Ross, it was the site of an 800-acre plantation in Cherokee Nation. Today, staff members are in the process of turning it back into a 19th-century farm, utilizing period tools and techniques to maintain the site in a manner similar to farms and plantations of the 1800s. At Hunter’s Home, visitors can experience living history interpreters demonstrating 19th-century trades, chores, cooking, gardening and crafts throughout the spring and summer. A kitchen garden, field crops and farm animals give visitors a window into life on a pre-Civil War Cherokee plantation.
Hunter’s Home is located at 19479 E. Murrell Home Road in Park Hill. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about this program, please call 918-456-2751, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow Hunter’s Home on Facebook.
Hunter’s Home is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites, and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.