Beginning Sept. 2nd we will be open from 11-3 on Tuesdays
in addition to being open Weds.-Sat. 11-4
We are also open for Bremerton's 1st Friday Art Walk 5-8pm
Museum Exhibit through September
The world of children¹s toy puppets are best represented by examples from American, Hazelle Rollins of Kansas City and Peter Pelham of England and the toy stage flats printed in Denmark selected from the museum¹s holdings. This summer exhibit highlights imagination and creativity of both young and old alike. Come share this unique experience, a Kitsap treasure, with family and friends.
Hazelle and Pelham Puppets and Toy Theatres
Pinocchio will ride in local parades.
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.