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Come visit the Puppetry Arts Institute Tuesday-Saturday from September 1, 2012- July 31, 2013 and take a tour of our museum which will feature the most famous puppet in history, Pinocchio! Over 130 years ago, the legend of Pinocchio began in Italy, and since then it has spread across the globe and inspired and entertained thousands of people. The exhibit, "Pinocchio Time!" will be made up of an assortment of hand puppets, marionettes, artwork, figurines, posters, collectibles and memorabilia. The museum also features our permanent exhibits, such as a room displaying different types of puppets from countries and cultures around the world. Learn about Hazelle Hedges Rollins, a woman who began a small puppet company in 1932, which eventually became the largest puppet factory in the world. Located in Kansas City MO, the factory made thousands of marionettes, hand puppets and finger puppets until the 1980's when the factory closed. The Puppetry Arts Institute also offers a workshop where visitors can create their own puppets using the remaining inventory from the factory (ages 5 and up). Don't miss this unique opportunity to create a high-quality vinyl hand puppet, personalized to your liking. We recommend that you call ahead to set up an appointed time for the workshop. Group workshops are available. Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
Puppetry Arts Institute
Independence MO
Museum Admission: Adults $3.00, Children ages 16 a
Museums & Attractions
Wednesday, July 31 @ 10:00 am

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