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“Museum is the best part”

Bread and Puppet Theater
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Glover
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Owner description: A barn-museum crammed with huge paper-mache puppets, masks, sculpture and bas-reliefs.
Reviewed 10 July 2017

These "cult" shows are held every Sunday, starting July, at 3:00 PM. There are two separate shows, running consecutively, the main show held in the open air and a puppet show in one of the barns. The main "circus" is an interesting cultural experience, not to everyone's taste. Kids seem to have times of their lives, especially at the puppet show.
The museum is a must. In fact, after watching the show I realized that even if we missed it, the museum would be worth the visit.

Thank Dmitri K
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Huge barn full of handmade puppets and displays protest and social awareness. The people working on the farm are an enlightened dedicated bunch.

Thank dbett
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

A coworker heard I was travelling through Vermont and said I should see this place. It's out there, both in location and overall experience. There is no real entrance, cashier, or guidance. You just go check out the barns full of stuff. Amazing collections of puppets of all sizes, posters, propaganda. The barn is segmented into long hallways (turn off the lights) and some displays have explanations, others you figure out on your own. Some detailed photo books are available for sale, as is other works of cheap art. Drop your purchase dollars or donation, or both in the donation box.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Possibly the most creative Art form that can be experienced. It is puppetry, music, costumes, political satire and just remarkable. The museum is open most days and I think all days (need to be checked) The performances are at fixed times and have changed over the years. Our last few visits have been both on Friday evenings and most recently, Sunday Afternoons. It is engaging for all ages. Truly one of the most unique forms of entertainment. Personally, have been going since the mid 70's but distance keeps me from going as often as I would like to. A bucket list must. A necessary life experience

Thank WVgreen
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have never seen a Performance by Bread & Puppet in Glover, but in other locations. The troupe does amazing work and if you ever have an opportunity to see them, GO! However, if you ever venture to the North East Kingdom of Vermont, you must take some time and visit the museum. And do it in the summertime. It is in an old barn and basically, you will be a the mercy of the winter weather. The barn is part of the charm of the whole place. The troupe has been around for over 50 years and has always had one focus, exposing the hypocrisy of American politics. But I digress. The museum is composed of several rooms within the 100-year old barn and is what I would call self-service. You turn the lights on when you walk, and when you leave you turn the lights off. There are signs to remind you. The displays are larger-than-life, in some instances, papier marche puppets with some accompanying descriptions of what the performance was that the puppets were made for. If you care at all for progressive issues addressing inequality, America's war-industry and other issues around social justice, these puppet displays are for you. It was a fun way to spend several hours on a beautiful Indian Summer October day! The gift shop, self-service as well. Interesting books, creative posters and other fun stuff - Cheap Art they call it. Great, great place. I understand a yearly visit is necessary as the cast of puppets changes.

Thank twomartinilunch
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