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The following links should provide you with further resources
for exploring America's agricultural heritage.
For links specific to teaching, visit our Teacher Resources page.


Organizations or individuals who actively support and participate in Quiet Valley:
Cliff Wright-Sunflower is a master beekeeper, environmental educator, storyteller and performer. In his audience participation program, "Dancin' with the Honeybees", he brings the scientific magic of the honeybee hive to life.

142d Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry - Company G
The reactivated Company G, 142d Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, is a family oriented organization dedicated to fostering the history of the American Civil War era. We perform living history demonstrations, Civil War battle reenactments, military drills, parades, memorials, ceremonies and other related public portrayals of historically accurate Civil War era military and civilian lifestyles and activities.

Member of Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau - PMVB is a private, non-profit, membership organization established in 1934. They are the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Agricultural Organizations:

Pennsylvania's online agricultural directory.

The National FFA Organization
Organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education

National Association of Agricultural Educators

Penn State Cooperative Extension in Monroe County
G ives local residents easy access to the resources and expertise of the Pennsylvania State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, cooperative extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Monroe County citizens

United States Department of Agriculture

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Living History :

Jacobsburg Historical Society - Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum, John Joseph Henry House, and the Original Hicholas Hawk Gun Shop. Founded in 1972, the mission of the Jacobsburg Historical Society is to preserve the art and industry of making early American firearms, and the character of the individuals and community that created and sustained that enterprise.

The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
A museum organization for those involved in living historical farms, agricultural museums, outdoor museums of history and folklife and those museums - large and small - that use "living history" programming.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia—the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World.

Rare Livestock Breeds:

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
A nonprofit membership organization working to protect over 150 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction.

The Heritage Breeds Conservancy
A non-profit, tax-exempt corporation working to conserve historic and endangered breeds of livestock and poultry.

The American Milking Shorthorn Society (AMSS)
Incorporated in 1948 and took over the registration and promotion of Milking Shorthorns.

The Belgian Draft Horse Corporation of America.

The National Swine Registry
Formed in 1994 as a result of the consolidation of the American Yorkshire Club, the Hampshire Swine Registry and the United Duroc Swine Registry.

Pennsylvania & Agricultural History:

Pennsylvania History:

Monroe County Historical Association
The Monroe County Historical Association is a non-profit community organization dedicated to preserving the history of our corner of northeastern Pennsylvania.

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Genealogical Research Website
This site is intended as an aid to the Monroe County, PA family history researcher. You are welcome to contribute any information you may have from the area to share with other researchers.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's Website
Devoted to the history of Pennsylvania.

Agricultural History:

The Rural History Confederation (RHC)
An association of nineteen museums and historic sites. They are dedicated to preserving the past and promoting historical awareness of the region.

Agriculture in the Classroom - Growing a Nation

American Agricultural Timeline (.pdf)

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