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Vent Haven Museum adds two board members, prepares for capital fundraising campaign

Vent Haven Museum has appointed two new members to its board, Robert Wylly and Tom Ladshaw.

“They have supported the museum for a number of years and are dedicated to helping us build momentum around our capital funds campaign and to growing support for our one-of-a-kind museum,” said museum curator Lisa Sweasy.

Bob Wylly

Robert L. Wylly, III, “Bob”, has lived in Cincinnati since 1978, and retired from Procter & Gamble in 2002. He attended his first Vent Haven ConVENTion that year, first out of curiosity but later out of appreciation for what it takes to be a ventriloquist.

He has volunteered in many capacities at Vent Haven Museum for several years and is active in many other local organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America and the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Tom Ladshaw

Tom Ladshaw, an award winning comedy magician and ventriloquist, is a veteran of thousands of shows in more than 20 countries on five continents.

He has served on Vent Haven Museum’s Board of Advisors for 15 years, established and coordinates the museum’s premium merchandise program, is the museum’s certified appraiser, and produces “Double Talk”, the museum’s public ventriloquist show.

Vent Haven’s goals for its fundraising campaign are to create a state of the art museum environment with a superior visitor experience, a multipurpose space for performances and education, and an archival research environment to increase public access to the massive Vent Haven archives.

The Honorary Chair for the Campaign is Jimmy Nelson, the Dean of American Ventriloquists.

For more information on Vent Haven’s capital campaign, please contact museum curator Lisa Sweasy at 859-341-0461 or curator@venthaven.org.

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