Monday, April 1, 2019

Postcard: CFA Feline Historical Museum


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.

Love this!

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.

23 comments:

  1. Oooooh I would love to visit Feline Museum! I will definitely do this while travelling to the USA :D

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  2. I especially love those cat dolls.

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  3. That sure is a whole big bunch of kool kitty things!

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  4. That museum looks great! Guess I'll have to plan a trip there. ~Island Cat Mom

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  5. Girl, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have been there too...everywhere you were but the Cay museum is totally the best EVER!!!

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  6. Okay . Bucket list Cat museum in OHIO!!! I also want to go to the 9/11 Memorial in Pennsylvania, (shanksville)

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  7. What a fantastic museum! I adore the two kitties sharing a book! The wooden cat stool is too cute to sit on :-) And your attire is purrfect for the visit!
    The castle is beautiful. Thank you for the tour :-)

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  8. That is a place I would like to visit. I had a troll when I was a kid and my mom threw it away because she said they were bad luck. She bought me a stuffed animal to replace it, but I always felt bad about that.

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  9. Oh this is my kind of place. I would have had a blast in here. Great shots.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  10. What FUN! We like the reading cats. And the cats having mouse pie. And the cast iron cat. And and and!

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  11. How cool is that! Thanks, I didn't know there was a museum for Cat Fanciers - love it!

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  12. What a cool travel adventure! Another 70 miles and you could have met the housepanthers here in Pittsburgh.

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  13. I so want to go to the cat museum. I didn't even know it existed. It looks fabulous as does the castle. Dad Tom won't let me travel along, so maybe I can find a friend to go with me. Because of Sawyer, we both cannot go away. Thanks for letting us know about these places. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  14. Wow! What a wonderful museum. I'd want so much stuff for a souvenir. I usually buy a postcard at the museum's gift shop of my favorite piece of art and frame it. I used to have trolls when I was a kid and now my granddaughter is loving the "new" Trolls.

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  15. Can you imagine if the cat museum had a museum cat? All those knick knacks would be knocked on to the floor. The kitties reading and the cat stool are my favorite things. Very cool places.

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  16. My human has always wanted to go to the CFA cat museum... but it is a bit far for her!

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  17. MEOW what a fabulous post!! I like the cut out collage and OF COURSE all the kitty stuff.
    That chandelier at the end...YIKES can you imagine keeping that sparkly
    Hugs Cecilia

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  18. What a great museum! I love the first picture, and also the two cats reading the book.

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  19. MeOW You have some of the pawsumest adventures. Luv the fotos and all the kitty stuffs. You looked gawjus as always. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  20. The museum looks like a lot of fun. For some reason, the bulbous bust of the cat struck me as looking like a retired British Army colonel-cat, being irascible about something.

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  21. I love this! I would've been tempted to take that framed artwork too!

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  22. I missed this post! The cat museum looks paw-some.

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