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A Chicken in Every Pot – The Rise of Delmarva’s Poultry Production

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


For generations, enterprising businesspeople have found opportunity and inspiration on the shores of the Chesapeake. This series will blend the perspectives of CEOs, industry leaders, and historical scholars for a varied look at businesses that are uniquely Chesapeake. 

Long, low chicken houses punctuate the landscape of rural communities across the Eastern Shore, producing in total more than 4 billion pounds of chicken annually. In this session, Roger Horowitz, Director of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library, will explore the rise of Delmarva’s poultry industry, as well as the environmental, social, and economic impacts of this substantial agricultural production. 

Virtual event.

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