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  • The Cat Fanciers' Association Foundation, Inc. (CFA Foundation) was founded in 1990 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization to collect and record the history of the cat and the cat fancy.

    Today, the mission of the CFA Foundation is to acquire and conserve the history of cats and show the development of the cat fancy through the acquisition of fine art, artifacts, and literature. The collection began in 1990 with 100 books, stud books, copies of the CFA Yearbook and various magazines about cats.

    Since those humble beginnings, the Foundation's collection has flourished through the acquisition of a great many additional books and magazines, as well as a significant amount of cat show memorabilia. The Foundation also owns a large collection of cat figurines and artwork. Our goal to establish and maintain a museum where our artifacts can be displayed has been realized through the opening of our museum in Alliance,Ohio.

    The public is welcome to visit the CFA Foundation's Feline Historical Museum which is open 10am-4pm Tuesday through Friday, and 9am-12pm on Saturday at 260 East Main Street, Alliance, OH.

    There is currently no admission charge to visit the museum; instead we rely on donations to fund our endeavors and the growth of our collection. Donations, monetary or material, may be sent to The CFA Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 2155, Alliance, OH 44601.

    WINTER WEATHER AND CLOSURES

    Note that there is a winter storm warning for the next few days in Alliance, Ohio. As ice accumulation and heavy snow fall is predicted, the museum will close at noon on Friday, January 12th and be closed on Saturday, January 13th. Closing updates will be posted to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CFAFoundation

    Thanks for your understanding. We do not wish to place our staff in the position of having to drive in dangerous road conditions.


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    ©The Cat Fanciers' Association Foundation, Inc., 260 East Main Street, P.O. Box 2155, Alliance, OH 44601
    Photographs copyrighted by Richard Katris, Larry Johnson and Preston Smith. Tel 330-680-4444 | Email info@felinehistoricalfoundation.org

    Incorporated as a not-for profit corporation under laws of the state of New York on June 26, 1990. The foundation has been ruled not a private foundation, and is exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Accordingly, contributions to the foundation are deductible for Federal income, gift and estate tax purposes.