CHAT: Is the Ithaca kitty the first calico cat? w/ Zoë Van Nostrand
WHEN: Wednesday April 26th - 5:15-6:15pm
WHERE: CAP ArtSpace Gallery (First Floor) in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Ithaca Commons - 110 North Tioga St. Ithaca NY 14850.
PRESENTER: Zoë Van Nostrand
Join us for a CHAT (Community History Across Tompkins) round-table presentation and discussion with Zoë Van Nostrand on her recent research and discovery on if the proliferation of the popular Tabby Cat/Ithaca Kitty in the early 20th century is what created and popularized the term "calico cat."
Presentation followed by round-table discussion on how a woven cotton fabric became short-hand for a multi-colored cat.
No registration necessary.
COVID-19 POLICY - The History Center will follow the most up to date guidance from the Tompkins County Health Department. Our organization is a mask friendly space and encourage visitors to practice what is most comfortable to them regarding mask wearing. Learn more at thehistorycenter.net/health.
The program is offered through the CHAT (Community History Across Tompkins) program series for informal presentations by citizen historians. See other upcoming CHAT's at thehistorycenter.net/CHAT.
This event is brought to you through the 'Knot Sew Fast: Patchwork of Tompkins County' exhibit, on display February-August 2023. Learn more at thehistorycenter.net/knot-sew-fast.
This event will take place in the traditional and contemporary lands of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ' Nation (Cayuga), one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Learn more at thehistorycenter.net/land-acknowledgement.
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110 North Tioga Street
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Ithaca NY, 14850 USA
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