Adopt a Dummy

As part of our fundraising effort to build a new museum building, you can "adopt" one of the Vent Haven Museum residents! The adoption fee is $50 for one year and includes the following perks:

  • Recognition on the dummy's card acknowledging that you've adopted the dummy for a year (see photo as an example). 

  • Acknowledgment and thanks on the Vent Haven Museum blog and Facebook page

  • The right to renew your adoption of the same dummy the following year. 

  • As Vent Haven is a 501(c)3 organization, your contribution may be tax-deductible. Please consult your tax attorney as individual situations vary. 

  • Knowledge that you've helped your dummy (and all of the other dummies in the collection, too!) have a state of the art home in our new Vent Haven Museum building. 

Gode Head

Fun Fact:

This head was created by K.S. Gode and was donated by Gode in November 2018 in celebration of Gode's 80th birthday.  If you'd like to adopt him, click below!

The following dummies are currently available for online adoption:

Hurling Boy

Fun Fact:

This figure, used by ventriloquist Maurice Hurling, can move both its lower lip AND its upper lip, and can also wink, nod, and smoke a cigarette. If you would like to adopt Hurling Boy, click the link below. 

Jonnie Jinx

Fun Fact: 

Jonnie was used by Ronnie Engel and donated by his son, Dick Engel.  Jonnie was made by Cleo Cooley and is one of only two pieces in the museum created by her. If you'd like to adopt Jonnie, click below. 

For more information about adopting a dummy, please contact the curator at curator@venthavenmuseum.com 

Vent Haven Museum
33 West Maple Avenue
Fort Mitchell, KY 41011
(859) 341-0461

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