In Remembrance...


Vent Haven Museum lost one of its longtime associates on December 29th. Bob Isaacson (1934-2017) was a member of the Vent Haven Museum Board of Advisors since 1974. In the ventriloquism community, he was known as a ventriloquist, a figuremaker, a mentor, and a friend. He emceed the Junior Open Mic sessions at the convention for years and was quick to give an encouraging word to newcomers of the art. Bob facilitated two significant donations to the museum. One was from the estate of ventriloquist Terry Bennett, which included Bennett's dummy, "Red Flannels," and the other was of many of the tools that famed figuremaker Frank Marshall used in his workshop. The 2018 special exhibit in the Jimmy Nelson building will be a tribute to Bob. The Board of Directors extends our sincere condolences to the Isaacson family.

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