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“Fleece to Fabric” Sheep-Shearing Event
May 7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will host the “Fleece to Fabric” sheep-shearing event on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 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 dyeing, spinning and the various techniques of processing wool also will be demonstrated throughout the day until 4:30 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 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.