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April 11, 2024

Contact: Sue Teska
Hunter’s Home, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-456-2751

Hunter’s Home to Teach How to Raise Historic Poultry Breeds

PARK HILL, Okla. — Did you know you can raise chickens whose ancestors lived during the reign of Julius Caesar? Hunter’s Home has that chicken breed – Silver Grey Dorkings – living on its site. Staff at Hunter’s Home will teach the public about raising historic poultry breeds like Silver Grey Dorkings in a free workshop on Saturday, April 27, from 1-3 p.m. No registration is required.

Some breeds that lived in Indian Territory in the 1840s and 1850s are still thriving today. The workshop will look at the history of several chicken breeds that are easily available, where to find them and how you can raise them using historical techniques.

Hunter’s Home is located at 19479 E. Murrell Home Rd. in Park Hill. It is Oklahoma’s only remaining pre-Civil War plantation home.

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


Editor’s Note: Photos of Hunter’s Home are available upon request.

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