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Founded in 1920, the National Pigeon Association is an all-breeds pigeon club with an International membership. Encompassing all varieties of domesticated pigeons, the NPA promotes, educates, and acknowledges the efforts of fanciers in the continued development and care of our "favorite feathered friends!"

As an educational organization, the National Pigeon Association has produced numerous books, pamphlets, and magazines publicizing the enormous contributions the domestic pigeon has made to society. These contributions range from the carrying of messages for nearly all of the major ancient civilizations to helping mankind understand the fundamentals of genetics.

Charles Darwin and B. F. Skinner are scientific icons because of their association and study of the domestic pigeon. From fertilizer to gunpowder, the domestic pigeon has shaped the civilization we know. The National Pigeon Association embraces and celebrates the historical significance of our close association with this most gentle and peaceful creature.

Another significant contibutor to the hobby of pigeon keeping was Wendell M Levi, who has an NPA award named after him. Dr. Levi wrote one of the most sigficant works about all aspects of the pigeon hobby. His book, written originally in 1941 entitled "The Pigen", made significant contributions to the pigeon hobby. It covered everything from the history of pigeons and pigeon husbandry to anatomy and physiology along with pigeon behavior. It is significant because it is one of the most complete works available, even today.

The NPA Grand National is the largest pigeon show in the United States. The Grand National is held annually in alternating geographical areas of the country. This rotation of our Grand National show allows fanciers from all parts of the United States to take part in this spectacular demonstration of selective breeding. Showcasing over 200 breeds of fancy, exhibition pigeons, the Grand National frequently attracts nearly 9,000 prized, pedigreed Columbidae.