Our summer hours
Summer hours: in addition to our regular hours we will be open on
Sunday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm from July 6th through August 31st
Tuesday 11:00 am to 4:00pm beginning June 17th through August 26th
Regular hours Weds.-Sat. 11-4
Thank you to all who worked and purchased items at our sale on July 12 & 13. We couldn’t have done this without all of you. Special thanks to Cynthia and Chuck Edwards for their gathering and setting out of the items. Thank you to Shannon Curtis we would never have been able to clean up nearly as well without you.
Truck loads of items were sold at great prices!
Proceeds benefitted the puppet museum!
Hazelle and Pelham Puppets and Toy Theatres
Pinocchio rides in the Armed Forces Parade on May 18, 2014
The Valentinetti Puppet Museum celebrates the art of puppetry through
creative, historical and cultural experiences.
The Curator Report
The year 2013 concluded our 15th year of serving the central (West Sound) Puget Sound area. The year began with the exhibit "Ramayana : Diversity in South Asia" to coincide with a Seattle performance at the ACT Theater of the "Ramayana". During the summer-fall, the museum mounted the memorial exhibit "The Marshall Campbell Legacy" in honor of the founder of Evergreen Children's Theatre and Valentinetti Puppet Museum. This past December the museum mounted its first one-man exhibit featuring the work of Bill Jarcho, founder of Zambini brothers. During 2 weeks in December Jarcho borrowed the 10 foot tall street puppet "Pinocchio" which he had commissioned to create earlier in the year to entertain airline travelers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The museum exhibit, extending through March 2014, features 21 puppets spanning a period from 1996 to the present. Seattle's Wing Luke Museumof the Asian Pacific American experience has invited Bremerton's Valentinetti Puppet Museum's Curator and Seattle's Dimtri Carter of the Northwest Puppet Center to assist in mounting a puppet exhibit for their Children's Gallery. The exhibit is planned to open in July 2014. This is a wonderful example of cross Sound opportunities of showcasing our West Sound institutions and businesses.