Rabbit museum to hold open house

Eric Stewart, the ARBA executive director, explains rabbit and cavy breeding to the Clarion County commissioners during a recent meeting.

The American Rabbit Breeders Association at Wentlings Corners is inviting the community to an open house on Saturday.

The American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) is hosting an open house at its headquarters and museum, formerly the Countryside Craft store, in Wentlings Corners, Knox. Executive Director Eric Stewart highlighted the museum’s recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest collection of rabbit publications and artifacts. ARBA, with over 20,000 members including 1,000 in Pennsylvania, promotes the domestic rabbit and cavy industry. The organization, originating from the 1910 National Pet Stock Association, maintains high standards for the rabbitry industry and supports 51 rabbit breeds and 13 cavy breeds. ARBA organizes annual conventions and shows, emphasizing both exhibition and companion rabbits, and provides extensive resources through publications like “Domestic Rabbits.”

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