Had a TON OF FUN! The building is full of cat artwork: statues in stone and glass, carvings, ceramics, dolls, maneki nekos (Japanese beckoning cat), plates, quilts, teapots, cat carriers of old, and BOOKS!
I've included a few photos here, and I have dozens more.
|I wanted to grab this off the wall and TAKE IT HOME!|
|A whole room of maneki nekos!|
|Wearing a cat scarf and earrings, of course!|
|Designed by the distinguished architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this is an outdoor cat shelter!|
Only one in the world!
Looks like a spaceship, and made from wood.
|Cat dolls...they are beautiful!|
|Portion of a cut paper collage.|
|Seriously, isn't this adorable?|
Library in the background.
|This photo doesn't do the deep red color any justice!|
|This cutie is at the front desk.|
|Cast iron kitty!|
|Guess they are getting their pie!|
|Wooden cat stool|
|Wee stone kitty|
There was no charge to enter the museum, but we put in a few dollars as donation. I heartily recommend a visit to the CFA's Feline Historical Museum, in Alliance, Ohio. No museum cat to pet, darn it.
Oh, and while there, we also visited The Troll Hole Museum, which has a collection of toys and garden gnomes (and a coffee shop!)...
|I still have a collection of trolls at home!|
...and Glamorgan Castle! Built for Col. William Henry Morgan in 1904, as a family residence, it's been used by different folks for differing reasons over the years, and now is owned by Alliance City Schools. Seriously, a castle?!?
The Glamorgan Castle is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is currently gearing up for a huge renovation. The Morgan family grew wealthy due to the industrial production of the world’s first electric overhead traveling cranes, needed in factories to move immensely heavy items. Today, that technology is used for covered arenas and stadiums, to open and close the roofs.