Tails From Tales: Storybook Beasts

Tails from Tales storybook beasts exhibit at the Putnam, featuring a red book with a fox tail as a bookmark, set against a forest painting with beams of light streaming through the trees.

Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Escape to a World of Enchantment

Get ready to embark on a wild adventure through the world of literature! This enchanting exhibit features real animals from the Putnam collection that are featured in beloved classic stories, showcasing the iconic characters that have captured the hearts of readers for generations.
Tails from Tales at the Putnam Museum
From the majestic lion of Aesop’s Fables to the mischievous crocodile of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and the woodland creatures snuggled in The Mitten, visitors of all ages will be delighted by the display of these fictional creatures brought to life.
Tails from Tales at the Putnam Museum, reading nook
Tails From Tales reading nook
The exhibit also features original artwork from local artists, specifically commissioned for this exhibit. Featuring many different style book and art lovers will find something the enjoy. There is even a reading nook for settling in for storytime with young and old alike.

Thank You To Our Local Artists

You won’t want to miss all of the enchanting original artworks from the following local artists.

Nikki Ponce
Aesop’s Fables

Heidi Hernandez
Alligators All Around

Lisa Mahar
Armadillo Rodeo

Amber Williams
Bambi: The Story of a Life in the Forest

Amanda Hesse
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

Gwen Patton
Flossie & the Fox

Ellie Day
Frog and Toad are Friends

John Soukup

Shae Stamler
I’ll Love You Forever

Sam McFarland
Just So Stories for Little Children

Tina Browder

Atlanta Fulscher
Minn of the Mississippi

Haley McAndrews
The Great Kapok: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

Gaye Burnett
The Pheasant’s Tale or Was It It’s Tail?

Shayla Ray Afflerbaugh
The Ugly Duckling

Abi Kongkouonh
The Velveteen Rabbit

Kelvin Mason
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Jason Platt
The Wind in the Willows

Kylie Morency
Winnie the Pooh

Please Note: The Museum & Science Center will be closed for maintenance, cleaning, and updates January 8 -12.

We will resume normal hours on Saturday (1/13). Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support!

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