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Pel-Freez: 110 Years of Food and Science

Saturday, October 16, 2021 to Saturday, December 18, 2021
10:00am to 4:00pm
Rates/Admission Prices

Free admission

Rogers Historical Museum
313 S. Second Street
Rogers, AR 72756
Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday | 10am to 4pm

The Rogers Historical Museum presents an upcoming exhibit on the history of Pel-Freez for the 110th anniversary of this long-time Rogers, Arkansas company. This exhibit will be on show October 16-December 18, 2021.

Beginning in 1911, the Pelphrey-Dubbell families built Pel-Freez from a small, family rabbit meat processing company into the largest producer of rabbit meat in the nation. Since the 1950s they have also used animal tissues for use in the advancement of medical science research and diagnostics. By the 1970s, Pel-Freez Biologicals had become the major revenue source for the company as they expanded into the global market. In 2020, Mercure Capital acquired Pel-Freez Food and Biologicals from the Dubbell family. Today, the company continues to process rabbit meat and produce biologicals that are used in organ transplant donor matching, pharmaceutical research, vaccine evaluation and more. This exhibit features objects from the Pel-Freez collection, including photographs, advertisement memorabilia, biological samples and lab equipment.

The Rogers Historical Museum is located at 313 S. Second Street, at the corner of Second and Cherry in the Rogers Historic District. We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit or call 479-621-1154. General admission is free.