Vent Haven Museum

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Vent Haven Museum is the world's only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. Its collection contains more than 700 objects and character dolls from twenty countries related to ventriloquism, including dolls that belonged to Edgar Bergen.[1][2] The museum is in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, just five miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio.[3]

Vent Haven Museum was founded by William Shakespeare Berger, a Cincinnati businessman and amateur ventriloquist.[4] Berger amassed the collection from the 1930s until his death in 1973.[5]

The museum is open seasonally from May 1 to September 30 on weekdays by appointment only. It is also open to those attending the Vent Haven ConVENTion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Steve et al. (2007). "Arts & Attractions". Cincinnati USA City Guide. Cincinnati Magazine. p. 22. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  2. ^ Felix Winternitz & Sacha DeVroomen Bellman (2007). Insiders' Guide to Cincinnati. Globe Pequot. p. 147. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Vent Haven Museum FAQ". Vent Haven Museum. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-02-20.  (webarchive)
  4. ^ "Vent Haven Museum FAQ". Vent Haven Museum. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-02-20.  (webarchive)
  5. ^ Day, Teresa (Jan 30, 2005). Fun With the Family Kentucky: Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids. Globe Pequot. p. 57. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 

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