The American Poultry Historical Society was formed at the 1952 Boston Poultry Show. It has remained dedicated to the purpose of preserving historical records and honoring distinctive personal achievement. Preserved records are maintained in the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland.
The American Poultry Historical Society bestows this honor on a maximum of five individuals at three-year intervals. A bronze plaque bearing the image of each inductee will be on permanent display in the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Md.
Including the 2013 inductees, 99 outstanding people have been inducted into the American Poultry Industry Hall of Fame. Information about past inductees may be found in publications of the American Poultry Historical Society.