Catskill, New York: Catamount People's Museum (Gone)

Bobcat-shaped building built out of salvaged wood, with eyes made out of glass balls and old plates. Inside was a mummified cat, fossils, and library of local lore.

West side of river, south side of Bridge St. at Main St.

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Catamount People's Museum

This has been taken down. There is nothing left to see -- just a small, empty lot.

[Linda Gentalen, 05/04/2017]

Ping pong at the cat house.

Catamount People's Museum

The Catamount People's Museum has an outdoor ping pong table for visitors to play.

[Mollie, 10/17/2015]

Cat building.

Catamount People's Museum

This is a probably 15 foot tall lounging bobcat-shaped building, built out of salvaged wood on an empty lot in the town of Catskill, NY. It even has eyes made out of glass balls and old plates.

Inside are exhibits celebrating the Catskill area, including a mummified house cat, fossils, Catskill stories dictated by random passers-by, old photos of the area, and a library of local lore. Signs, notebooks, questionnaires, and pens hanging inside the space encourage visitors to add their own story to the collection.

A pretty amazing thing to stumble on while driving down West Bridge Street in Catskill.

[Laura Anderson, 01/06/2011]

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