A museum in Oklahoma showcases its exhibits and showcase of royal family memorabilia. As we remember the Queen of England’s legacy and life, we remember the things she loved. One thing you might not know that fascinated the queen was pigeons. Pigeon breeding is a hobby and a fascination all over the world, something the Queen of England was known for. A gift to the royal family in 1886 was a flock of pigeons. “They were given to her parents and then she kept an interest in pigeons and they currently keep around 200 pigeons in the loft and they race them, they still do international races and they have won a bunch of races,” he said. said Lauren Gandara, associate curator. They won races and prizes. “One of those loft pigeons – Royal Blue – he won a Dicken Medal which is like an animal medal of honor for his part in the war,” Gandara said. The royal pigeons are known to have carried messages through both world wars and to always find their way back to the royal loft; a place the queen loved. “She still visited the loft frequently although she no longer flew as much, but she was always interested in them,” Gandara said. Some of the awards and photos of the queen and her royal pigeons can be found in Oklahoma City at the American Pigeon Museum. “We have people from all over coming to visit here.” , said Gandara. This is due to our location in the middle of the country. “To bring together a place where fanciers and people who know pigeons can congregate right in the middle of the United States and learn about the sport of pigeon racing. e and history,” Gandara said. You can see the show and the live pigeons for free on Fridays and Saturdays.

A museum in Oklahoma showcases its exhibits and showcase of royal family memorabilia.

As we remember the Queen of England’s legacy and life, we remember the things she loved. One thing you might not know that fascinated the queen was pigeons.

Pigeon breeding is a hobby and a fascination all over the world, something the Queen of England was known for. A gift to the royal family in 1886 was a flock of pigeons.

“They were given to her parents and then she kept an interest in pigeons and they currently keep around 200 pigeons in the loft and they race them, they still race internationally and they have won a bunch of races,” Lauren said. Gandara, associate curator.

They won races and awards.

“One of those loft pigeons – Royal Blue – won a Dicken Medal which is like a medal of honor for animals for his role in the war,” Gandara said.

The royal pigeons are known to have carried messages during both world wars and to always find their way back to the royal loft; a place the queen loved.

“She still visited the loft frequently even though she didn’t fly as much anymore, but she was still interested in them,” Gandara said.

Some of the awards and photos of the queen and her royal pigeons can be found in Oklahoma City at the American Pigeon Museum.

“We have people from all over coming to visit us,” Gandara said.

So how did the museum find its way to OKC? This is due to our place in the middle of the country.

“To kind of bring together a place where fanciers and people who know pigeons can congregate right in the middle of the United States and learn about the pigeon sport and the history,” Gandara said.

You can see the show and the live pigeons for free on Fridays and Saturdays.

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