Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke

  • Apr 22 - 30, 2017

  • Strawbery Banke Museum
    14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03802, United States

Description

Peter Cook, who assists with the coordination of animals for the museum's NH Fall Festival, is curating the event, securing breeders from NH, Maine and MA farms who are expert in heritage animals including lambs, kids, calves, piglets, bunnies, chicks and ducklings. The participants answer visitors’ questions, explaining the developmental needs of the babies, the various aspects of husbandry that are required to raise them and why they have chosen to preserve these sometimes-endangered domestic animals for future generations. Many farms are family projects enthusiastically supported by multiple generations of caretakers. The emphasis is on educational and interpretive information but there will also be opportunities to interact with some of the animals who are accustomed to being handled.

Venue Details
Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03802, United States
SBM is an outdoor living history museum a place to gather, learn, explore