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Another Reason to Visit Ohio

Soon, Ohio will no longer be remembered as the home of the Rock ‘n’ Roll or Football Halls of Fame. Those two hallowed halls will soon be overshadowed by the largest Cat Museum in the U.S.

The Cat Fancier’s Association Foundation (the CFA’s nonprofit historical branch) will open a Cat Museum in June on the ground floor of CFA’s new office building in Alliance, Ohio.

The Foundation has collected cat memorabilia and artifacts for over 20 years and will showcase the collection in the museum which will include a library with over 1,500 books.

imageThe collection continues to grow through acquisition and donations by cat fanciers and members of the public. The Foundation is particularly looking for historical cat sculptures, antique cat related items, original paintings and artwork, ribbons and rosettes from the early cat fancy, and anything that explains the evolution of the cat fancy world. Cat collectibles are welcome, especially breed-related information, old magazines, cat show memorabilia, and other artwork.

The Foundation is still requesting donations.  Go here to see what has been donated so far or for more information about donating.

Shown at left:  An early 1900s cat carrier

(Source:  The Cat’s Meow and The Cat Fancier’s Association Foundation)


March 22, 2011 - Posted by | Education | , , , , ,

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