Buzz Aldrin Gets His Own Cat's Meow

What do former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Germanna Foundation and Cat's Meow have in common?

It all started several years back when we created a few Cat's Meow designs for the Germanna Foundation in Locust Grove, Virginia. They were sold as fundraisers to foundation members and visitors to their museum/library. 


Sales of the pieces have helped support the Foundation’s historic preservation

...and interpretation efforts as they tell the stories of the Germanna colonists and their descendants.  Colonists from Germany were first settled in this area of Virginia in 1714 by colonial Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood, who constructed Fort Germanna near the Rapidan River as protection along what was then the western frontier of the Virginia colony.


 Buzz Aldrin holding his very own Cat's Meow replica of the Germanna Foundation

[Photo via Germanna Foundation]



[Photo via Germanna Foundation]


But...enough of history...let's get to Buzz!

Former astronaut, Buzz Aldrin was in Culpeper meeting with students in his effort to inspire the younger generations to study science, technology, engineering and more. While there, the Germanna Foundation showed up to honor him because of his German descent. AND, Cat's Meow was the gift of choice. You can read the full story with lots of photos HERE.


We can help you with your fundraising, too!

If you are looking for a unique, authentic item to help you raise funds and awareness of your organization, you are in the right place. We work from your photos to handcraft a 3/4" thick wooden replica that includes a colorful detailed print on the front and your story on the back.

You have full control of the final design. No personalized pens, mugs, or water bottles here. You've got the real McCoy that exactly represents your organization!


Add new comment

Comment Policy

Please join the conversation! We like long and thoughtful communication. Once you submit a comment, it will be reviewed by our staff before it is approved.