Sylva, North Carolina: American Museum of the House Cat

Small museum opened on April 1, 2017, by Harold Sims, who runs a local no-kill cat shelter, and who has collected cat items for over 30 years.
4704 US Hwy 441, Sylva, NC
US Hwy 74 exit 81A in Sylva. Drive south about five miles on US Hwy 23/441. The museum will be on the right, in the Antique Mall.
Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify)
Adults $5.
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American Museum of the House Cat

Harold Sims shares his private collection of antique and ancient cat items. He is known as Catman in the area because he has a (no kill) cat shelter nearby that is a house just for cats. He loves leading visitors through his interesting variety of cat items. Very educational and fun.

[Kelly Jewell Timco, 05/07/2017]

American Museum of the House Cat.

American Museum of the House Cat

I opened The American Museum of the House along US Highway 441 just south of Dillsboro. It is America's second cat museum. The museum is operated to benefit Catman2 Inc., a non-profit, cats only, no kill shelter, adoption center, and sanctuary.

[Harold Sims, 04/07/2017]

The museum displays the 30-year collection of cat items belonging to founder Harold Sims. America's only other cat museum -- focused more on show cats than house cats -- is in Ohio.

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