Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's lower east side, Bread & Puppet moved to a former farm in Glover, VT in 1964. A 150 year old barn was transformed into a museum for a giant collection of veteran puppets and masks. Musuem hours: 10 am - 6 pm daily June - October. Free admission. Donations welcome.
Bread & Puppet Theater will present the 2011 editions of our circus and pageant at 3 pm on Sundays, July 10th, through August 28th.
Our Lubberland National Dance Company will present their newest work Friday evenings at 8 pm on Fridays, July 1st through August 26th.
Our Annual Museum Open House will take place from 1 - 4 pm on Sunday, June 5th. There will be music, shows and freshly baked sour dough rye bread.
We hope that our plays are true and say what has to be said, and that they add to your enjoyment and enlightenment.
This organization is also part of a Geotourism Initiative. Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, located in northeastern Vermont, has long embraced the ideals that comprise National Geographic's geotourism programs. Geotourism, as defined by the National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations is "tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place. It's a destination where you can have an authentic travel experience without harming the place." Jonathan Tourtellot, director of the Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations, describes the NEK as "the real Vermont...This is rural America at its most nostalgic, enlivened by a vibrant cultural arts community and the wonderful Vermont scenery. There are scenic back roads to drive, quaint little towns to explore, wonderful hiking in the summer and great skiing in the winter." To ensure the development of a geotourism program that is true to the Kingdom, a Geotourism Alliance was established to help steward the formation of this program. Today, this Alliance is comprised of over 20 member organizations who provide input and support as the Northeast Kingdom Geotourism Program evolves.