The Living History Farm & Farm Exhibits
The Living History Farm features a heritage flock of the official state bird, the Rhode Island Red. For several
years, under the supervision of Dr. Wayne Durfee, Emeritus Professor of Poultry Science at URI, we have been
raising and culling Reds － the annual July 4 hatching has become a popular event in the area － in order to
recreate the purebred Red, reversing many decades of cross-breeding.
We also have two nannygoats － Ada (the black one) and Zsa Zsa (brown) － a pair of rabbits, and five sheep.
The Museum boasts a large collection of farm tools housed in the Metz Exhibit Building, and an impressive
and expanding － thanks to George Mumford of North Kingstown － collection of animal-powered farm machinery.
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