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December 1, 2019

Thanks for clicking on the link to read more about our progress! This isn't going to be your average blog post.  This is an epic tale of struggle, setbacks, growth, and ultimate victory!  Okay, okay, I'm exaggerating a bit...but just a little bit.   This post isn't an...

November 4, 2019

Happy November, everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to keep up with the happenings here at Vent Haven. I appreciate it very much! Here's what's going on...

The Vent Haven collection continues to grow by leaps and bounds. The "New for 2020" exhibit already ha...

June 25, 2019

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to share some great news with you..

Darci Lynne, the 2017 winner of America's Got Talent, has a brand new special exhibit here at Vent Haven!

The exhibit features two of her primary characters, Petunia & Oscar, as well as posters, examples...

March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope this is your lucky day!  Today on the blog I have a reminder for you as well as information about our most recent educational outreach.  As always, thank you so much for your ongoing interest and support!

First, tickets ar...

January 24, 2019

Today is a banner day here at Vent Haven as we welcome and thank our very first Corporate Sponsor!  Thank you so much to Glier's Goetta for being the first business to join us in our ongoing efforts to make Vent Haven the best it can be!  

Dan Glier, President of G...

January 19, 2019

Today I'd like to share with you some really cool photos of other types of variety acts.  Many ventriloquists have incorporated magic, juggling, plate spinning, dancing, and several other types of performances into their acts.  It makes sense that having a multi-facete...

January 13, 2019

Thanks today to Dave Dixon for adopting (and 'readopting') this little dummy named, "Marshall boy".  This figure has an unclear history and acquisition story.  It was definitely made by iconic figuremaker Frank Marshall of Chicago, Illinois, but it's been repainted by...

December 18, 2018

We are beyond thrilled to make this latest announcement.  Are you ready?!  Are you sitting down?!

I know you know we've been raising money for about 18 months for our new facility.  Nearly everyone reading this blog post has contributed to this challenge and we wil...

December 15, 2018

Today is Jimmy Nelson's 90th birthday! 

I've had the honor to have known Jimmy for 18 years and I've never known a more wonderful person.  Jimmy is kind, funny, smart, and generous.  He's talented, humble, and kind.  His contributions to ventriloquism in general and to...

December 5, 2018

Vent Haven is so much more than a collection of dummies and puppets.  The archives are the heart and soul of the collection.  The archives tell the stories behind these amazing creations.  The archives provide the provenance and help deter the morphing of history over...

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