The rich history of Pulaski County’s Agriculture is getting lots of attention at our museum in Spring 2022. We have added a new exhibit displayed in our 1818 Barn that highlights this history, and we will be adding some off-site programming throughout the year to compliment the information presented. Please stop by and enjoy the display.
This focus on agriculture has provided our theme during spring semester for Homeshool History Humpday classes at the museum, and just this week, we learned about sheep, particularly sheep shearing.
Sheep have long been a part of the Pulaski landscape. The historic postcard above shows a sheep flock from Buena Vista Farms in Pulaski, a farm very near where our homeschoolers saw the sheep shearing take place. Local farmer, Cecil King, allowed our group to visit and watch the process. We appreciate Mr. King and his hard working crew for allowing us this opportunity. These sheep live in the Robinson Tract area of the county like many generations have before them.
Luckily, a strong farming tradition is still thriving in Pulaski. If you would like to experience a sheep shearing and support our local farmers, please save the date for the NRV Sheep & Goat Festival on September 24, 2022, and join them in Draper.