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Lecture: The Case of the Curious Cat Casting

August 5, 2021 @2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Photo of a small bronze cat

Join Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) Curator of Collections Austin Bell in unraveling the mystery of a beautiful but baffling bronze casting of the Key Marco Cat. The casting, acquired by the MIHS in 2014 and currently on exhibit at the Marco Island Historical Museum, purportedly belonged to anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing’s daughter. The only problem? Cushing never had any children. Through recollections of his recent adventures at the Smithsonian Institution and the Penn Museum, Austin will share his findings about the enigmatic object’s true origins. Please RSVP through the Marco Island Historical Society at 239-389-6447.


August 5, 2021
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
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Marco Island Historical Museum
180 S Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145 United States
(239) 252-1440