A WONDERFUL WORLD OF PUPPETRY 

Valentinetti Puppet Museum showcases the magnificent craftsmanship of generations of puppet artists.  Many of these artists are long gone, but at the museum you can still see their work, sense their devotion to a unique art form, and almost hear the laughter that they lovingly created in children long ago.

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We wish to thank the following donors for their generous support:

 

 

Mike & Katherine Adams

Cheri Allen

Phil & Karen Best

Ronald & Jocelyn Bright

Susan Byrne

Arlene Carpenter

Elizabeth  Cottrell

Joyce Cowdery

Dustin Curtis

Lauren Dudley

Steve & Betty Fabry

Daniel & Shirley Fontanez

Michelle Grose

Mary Hamlin

Stanley Hess

Deborah Housen

Charles Huddleston

Marilyn Hutton

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Shirley Knight & Carla Grahn

Patty Lent

Connie Lord

Sandra McNabb

Gail & Steven Moss

Shelley & Robert Sherwin

Carol Sperber

Dean Tingey

Carol Watson

Richard A. Eskridge

Ron & Eva Sher

Anne Huey

Ellen Page Smith

 

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 These are two examples of what are referred to at Nang Talung, a style of shadow puppet found in Southern Thailand (the Malay Peninsula).

 This Nang Talung style of Thai puppetry is related to the style found in the country of Malayasia.

 These were recently gifted to the museum by Itsara Namtapi, a UW student from Thailand.