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Sunday, August 2, 2009


As we got off the bus to make our first visit though the hollow halls of the Ventriloquist Haven... it was like entering the gates of heaven with all the greats of the world of Ventriloquism. If ever you make a journey to the Northern part of Kentucky(Ft Mitchell) its a must see, these were actually the homes of W S Berger the founder of the museum, there are over 500 vent figures seated and standing here, There are displays of the very top vents like Edgar Bergen, Paul Winchell, Jimmy Nelson, Shari Lewis Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator and soon to be entered Sammy King and his owl ... During the dedication 2 other greats were also given lifetime achievement awards, Bob Isaacson and Jimmy Nelson, I was always curious about lifetime awards is that something final, scary isn't it?This is where I hope someday to make CJ's final resting place, but thats not to be for a while yet, he still has a lot of carrying on to do first. Hundreds of pictures cover most of the walls in all the buildings. I thought I had a lot of pictures, well I think I have competition. There also was a room dedicated to Jay Johnson and there was the home of the staff which we were not allowed to enter...Make it a point to see this place everyone will have some memories here. There is a Library here as well, ask the curator about it. If you have your own memories share them....

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