CLEVELAND — You might remember the show 'Hickory Hideout.' The children's program aired on WKYC Channel 3 from 1981 to 1991.
Friday night, the cast reunited at the Cleveland Public Library to kick off the new exhibition The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen that runs now through November.
WKYC's Al Wohl moderated the event, and he also directed the show while it was on the air. Actress Kathryn Hahn, who made her first television appearance on Hickory Hideout, provided a video greeting.
The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen features puppets from around the world, including antique puppets as well as modern-day popular characters from theater, film, and television. Exhibit visitors will encounter Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street (for a limited time), Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors, and Nutso and Shirley from Cleveland’s own Hickory Hideout, among many others.
The exhibition is free and open to everyone.