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Ship Cats: Adventure, Courage, Betrayal! Lecture and Slideshow!
March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Did you say cats are afraid of water???? Well not these pugnacious pussies! Join award winning history author Paul Koudounaris as he details the saga of ocean faring felines. Cats started boarding ships as crew members as far back as Ancient Egypt, and have since sailed the world in quest of adventure. Felines were at one point such a standard feature on any respectable boat that no captain worth his salt would set sail without one, and these determined little creatures fought in naval battles, won medals, and traveled as far as the South Pole. Many of them displayed exceptional bravery. Some even displayed apparent supernatural powers! Learn about Trim, the greatest feline explorer in history! Simon, the only cat to ever win a Victoria’s Cross! Pooli, America’s most decorated military cat! And many others! These are stories of adventure and courage! And most of all, they are stories of cats being cats!