CULTURE

Music legend Rooster Teagues plays a song from his new album 'Poor Like Me' on Great Plains Records. For 'Poor Like Me' Teagues has covered 10 classic country blues songs from rural Appalachia--each with his own distinctive spin. This song, "We Feast on Obeast" originated in Tennessee in the 1930's and describes the obeast's important role in the rural economy.

» Watch Rooster Teagues live from the studio.

RESEARCH

In March 2013, MOCS Director Rachel Herrick published "A Guide to the North American Obeast. This two-book collection of scholarly articles by the world's leading obeast researchers and historians is the first comprehensive collection of such information.

» Learn more about the obeast books.

EXHIBITION

The MOCS traveling exhibition has been traveling internationally this year, with stops in Ireland and Canada. These showcases of artifacts from the MOCS collection are part of our ongoing mission to educate the public about the endangered North American Obeast. Become a MOCS member today to stay up-to-date on our traveling exhibitions and programs.

» See images of MOCS exhibitions.