Pinocchio's Journey from Italy
The Enrico Fermi Cultural Committee has created a colorful display of puppets, marionettes, dolls, puzzles, games, books, and images to illustrate "Pinocchio's Journey from Italy." The centerpiece is a five-foot wooden doll of Pinocchio that was handcrafted in Italy.
Pinocchio was born in Italy in 1881 when Italian author Carlo Collodi created the world famous puppet for a children's magazine. Initially published in weekly installments entitled "Storia di un Burattino," the book entitled "Le Avventure di Pinocchio" was published in 1883. and subsequently published in more than 187 editions and translated into more than 260 languages around the world. Pinocchio first came to the U.S.A. in 1898 and starred in the animated Disney movie in 1940. Pinocchio makes his home in Pinocchio Park in Collodi, Italy.