Cat's Meow village

MOUNT VERNON -- For nearly 40 years Faline Jones has been creating small wooden building replicas to commemorate historic stores, landmarks and other structures from across America and throughout the world.

Her business, known as The Cat’s Meow Village, is located in Wooster, Ohio, and since the 1980’s she has created thousands of small building designs as commemoratives or fundraisers for churches, schools, historical societies and many other groups that are enjoyed by collectors everywhere.

On Wednesday evening, June 5, the Knox County Historical Society Museum will feature a presentation by Ms. Jones, highlighting the history of the company and its many products. A special feature of the program will be the new Museum exhibit of more than 100 different Cat’s Meow replicas of Knox County structures that have been donated to the Museum over the years by several area residents, including Betty Phillippi of Packard’s Gift Shop, where many of the replicas were available for sale.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. It's free and open to the public, and all persons interested in area history are invited to attend.

Note that the previously announced program on sports history will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information, check the website at, or call the Museum at 740-393-5247.