A Better Bird

Special Exhibit

A Better Bird

On exhibit through June 12, 2021

Jerpe's egg breakers, Fayetteville, Arkansas, December 1942.

Jerpe’s egg breakers, Fayetteville, December 1942. Jerpe’s Dairy Products and poultry processing plant was located near the corner of Dickson Street and West Avenue. The egg-breaking crew’s job was to crack, prepare, pack, and freeze raw eggs for shipment to bakeries and restaurants. Hugh Sowder, photographer. Washington County History Book Collection (S-90-24-30)

A photo exhibit on the history of the poultry industry in Northwest Arkansas. From backyard flocks to vast broiler houses, A Better Bird takes a look at how chickens have changed the nature and economy of the region.

A Better Bird

On exhibit through June 12, 2021

Jerpe's egg breakers, Fayetteville, Arkansas, December 1942.

Jerpe’s egg breakers, Fayetteville, December 1942. Jerpe’s Dairy Products and poultry processing plant was located near the corner of Dickson Street and West Avenue. The egg-breaking crew’s job was to crack, prepare, pack, and freeze raw eggs for shipment to bakeries and restaurants. Hugh Sowder, photographer. Washington County History Book Collection (S-90-24-30)

A photo exhibit on the history of the poultry industry in Northwest Arkansas. From backyard flocks to vast broiler houses, A Better Bird takes a look at how chickens have changed the nature and economy of the region.