Puppetry in America
Rotation 1: December 13, 2013 - February 9, 2014
Rotation 2: February 12 - April 13, 2014
Puppets included a Chinese-inspired shadow puppet from 1850; Punch and Judy hand puppets; Civil War hand puppets; two Patagonian Pigs marionettes; Ringmaster marionette; Teto the Clown marionette; Bob Campbell, the ventriloquist figure from the "Soap" television show; Bill Baird’s Art Carney marionette; Snap, Krackle and Pop hand puppets; four stop-motion puppets from Corpse Bride film; three stop-action California Raisins puppet; three Howdy Doody finger puppets; Muppets: Bert and Ernie, Scooter, Boober Fraggle, Red Fraggle, Swedish Chef, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch.
About the artifact walls
Artifact walls, consisting of 275 linear feet of glass-fronted cases lining the first and second floor center core, highlight the depth and breadth of the collections and convey that the Museum collects, studies and exhibits objects from our nation's rich and diverse history. The display is part of the special cases within the museum’s Artifact Walls that highlight anniversaries, new acquisitions to the collections and research findings.