Puppetry is one of the earliest versions of theater. In fact, one of the first recorded uses of puppetry in theater dates back to the 5th century BC in Ancient Greece. While puppetry can take many forms, they all share the same goal: animating inanimate objects to tell a story. From Chinese shadow theater to Aub-Saharan African healing ceremonies, puppetry has been and continues to be a shared artwork across the globe. There’s one incredible museum in Portland that’s dedicated to preserving the history of this beautiful art form, and it’s just as awesome as you’d expect.

The Puppet Museum often hosts special events, performances, and classes so make sure to visit their website and give them a follow on Facebook so you never miss out on the next event. Have you ever been to the puppet museum? Let us know in the comments below! And while we’re on the topic of conventional museums, the Carousel Museum in Oregon is a whimsical way to spend the day.

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