The fine people at the Wytheville Dept. Of Museums, in Wytheville, Virgina were looking for a company that could create a product for their museum shop.
The product needed to be unique and include the story they wanted to tell. They did some online research and talked with other museums and organizations about their need. Through this process they ended up talking with Sue at The Cat's Meow Village.
Sue introduced them to our "custom" Create Your Own program where we work from photos to replicate a hand-held version of their building.
Marcella, at the museum, got the process started by submitting photos of the Wyrick Spring House located in Crockett, Virginia. Marcella wrote a description she wanted on the back of the piece.
Ashlea, one of our Design Architects, started doing her magic re-creating the Wyrick Spring House for the museum.
After Marcella approved our design, we ordered blank wood cut-outs and finished the project by printing the fronts and backs of fifty Cat's Meow replicas.
And our final step was to pack them up carefully and ship them out. From start to finish this process takes 6 to 8 weeks.
When asked how the Cat's Meow Wyrick Spring House was going to be used,
Marcella reported, "We will sell the replicas as part of a temporary exhibit on Wyrick Spring House in one of our three museums - the Thomas J. Boyd Museum." She continued, "It is a fundraiser - to go toward the continuation of our education programs and the upkeep of our collections within the Town of Wytheville Department of Museums."
We're always excited at Cat's Meow when we can be a part of something that is bigger than us!