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Vent Haven Museum, Fort Mitchell

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Vent Haven Museum is the world's only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. Its collection contains more than one thousand ventriloquist figures from twenty countries as well as hundreds of photographs and other pieces of memorabilia related to ventriloquism, including replicas of figures used by Edgar Bergen, Paul Winchell, and Shari Lewis, and authentic performance pieces used by Jimmy Nelson, Willie Tyler, Jay Johnson, Terry Fator, Jeff Dunham, and Darci Lynne. The museum is in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, five miles south of Cincinnati. It opened in 1973.
The museum is open seasonally from May 1 to September 30 by appointment only. It is also open to those attending the Vent Haven ConVENTion. As of March of 2022, the museum is closed while construction occurs on a new facility. The museum is expected to open to the public sometime in the late summer or early fall of 2022.
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  • The creator originally wanted to call this museum “The Odditorium” and that would have been fun. This is a wonderful museum you don’t see everywhere. In fact it’s the only one like it in the world... 
    The creator originally wanted to call this museum “The Odditorium” and that would have been fun. This is a wonderful museum you don’t see everywhere. In fact it’s the only one like it in the world...  more »
  • All hail the Venthaven ventriloquist museum! Run to see this unique collection before September 2021 when it will under go a modern expansion. We had a fantastic intimate viewing today made... 
    All hail the Venthaven ventriloquist museum! Run to see this unique collection before September 2021 when it will under go a modern expansion. We had a fantastic intimate viewing today made...  more »
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  • Awesome place to be. The new building is going to be awesome 😎👍
  • Amazing tour, thank you Lisa! You are so passionate and knowledgeable! We absolutely loved seeing the collection! We didn’t know a lot about ventriloquism before the tour, but realized during the tour how much this has been an important part of American entertainment. Loved seeing Madame, and the Charlie McCarthy collection, and the photos of famous people who used ventriloquism as part of their act. All the best with the new building - so happy to hear there will be rest rooms!

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