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October 1, 2019 - October 12, 2019
Visit SCHS @ Brookside Museum for the new exhibit, Chickens!
Exhibition Dates: July 5th – December 23rd, 2019
Chicken Residency: July 30th – August 10th and October 1st – 12th
For over a hundred years the poultry industry has been a significant, but unsung, economic force and cultural cornerstone in Saratoga County. Family farms, both large and small, and individuals have generated a large part of their income by providing poultry and eggs to the vibrant resort and spa community since its inception. As pets and entertainment chickens and roosters have amazed and inspired generations of fans leading to a resurgence in keeping hens for farm fresh eggs everyday. Chicken feathers have inspired new technological breakthroughs in the areas of energy storage and temperature control. This unique exhibition explores all this and more through photographs, documents and objects.