As the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association and the National Chicken Council celebrate September as National Chicken Month, the Northeast Georgia History Center unveils its latest exhibit, “A History of the Poultry and Egg Industries.”
The new history center exhibit highlights the beginning of rural chicken farming and how it has become essential to Northeast Georgia’s economy. The grand opening takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Every year, Georgia produces more than 26 million pounds of chicken meat, 7 million eggs and 5 million hatchlings — and if the state were its own country, it would be the world’s fifth-largest broiler chicken producer.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors age 65 and older, $3 for students 18 and younger and free for children younger than 6.
The Northeast Georgia History Center is located at 322 Academy St. in Gainesville. For more information, call 770-297-5900.