It’s been Cat Week here on It’s Just Life this week. If you have been following along this week on my adventures you have seen multiple posts featuring my recent visit to The American Museum of the House Cat located in Sylva, North Carolina. We spent a good deal of time in the museum taking in all of the exhibits and talking to Catman2 aka Dr. Harold Sims.
The museum houses no live cats but has a collection of over 5000 cat related items displayed in two rooms that comprises his collection of over 30 years. The sheer volume of cat themed items is a bit overwhelming but Dr. Sims is happy to share his knowledge and demonstrate different items.
I loved the pottery cat face jugs and even have one of my own that Chris bought me years ago. Maybe I should donate it to Dr. Sims.
The unexpected exhibit below house an ancient Egyptian cat mummy. I did not expect to see this in the museum but it was pretty amazing to me to be able to see such history.
On a somewhat lighter note was this this jazzy cat that was part of a musical cat ensemble on display.
This is the perfect statue. I have been looking for a girl reading a book statue for outside for years and this one even has a cat in it so that makes it even better. Now to search for one of my own.
A petrified cat exhibit was a bit jarring but interesting. I guess this guy found himself stuck behind a rock and hard place and his demise was the result. RIP.
Dr. Sims was happy to demonstrate his musical boxes that played some pretty music. There must have been a cat on this one someplace.
Spaghetti glass anyone?
Almost every space on the walls is covered as you can see. Cats everywhere.
No, this is not a selfie.
One of my favorite items was this stereoscope with a girl and cat pictures.
Cat games of all kinds. Who knew?
Collectible Steiff cat dolls on display.
I took so many pictures but honestly you might be “catted” out by now, especially if you are a dog person. What a fun place to visit. If you are ever in the area make this a stop. Make sure to check out yesterday’s post for more details about the museum hours and location.
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