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Ithaca Kitty Loves Teachers! Sew Your Own
Date:
02/19/2020 9:30 am - 02/19/2020 12:30 pm
Location:
110 N. Tioga St., , Ithaca NY 14850
Fee:
$20
Phone:
607-273-8284 x 6
Website:
thehistorycenter.net/events
Email:
community@thehistorycenter.net
Staff will help participants sew their own Ithaca Kitty to take back to their classrooms and homes. Prior sewing skills are not necessary although useful. This program will include machine sewing, hand sewing, and cutting with supervision and help from staff (all materials will be provided). The discounted fee for this event covers the cost of materials. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants. Pre-registration is REQUIRED, space is limited. See website to register. $20 (includes all materials).
In the late 1800’s a much beloved local pet, Caesar Grimalkin, was immortalized as a stuffed children’s toy known as the Ithaca Kitty. The Ithaca Kitty was first made by the owner’s sister, but soon was being sold across the United States and Europe in a “Make Your Own Ithaca Kitty Sewing Kit.” The History Center in Tompkins County has re-created the original Ithaca Kitty design, with a re-printing that includes the seven toes Caesar had on each of his front paws (this is known as polydactylism, and is a common recessive gene in local house cats). The History Center staff will help participants sew their own Ithaca Kitty to take back to their classrooms and homes. Prior sewing skills are not necessary although useful. This program will include machine sewing, hand sewing, and cutting with supervision and help from staff (all materials will be provided). Pre-registration is mandatory as space for this program is limited. The discounted fee for this event covers the cost of materials. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants, you can register for this event at thehistorycenter.net/events. Contact community@thehistorycenter.net with any questions.
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