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History of Puppetry
in Canada

Elsie and Tom Harrison

Southwestern Ontario Puppetry Guild members, Tom and Elsie Harrison of Niagara Falls performed throughout Canada and the United States as Harrison Marionettes. They were noted for their craftsmanship, detailed costuming and creative staging. They also gave workshops in construction and costuming at several national festivals. Both Tom and Elsie were named Honourary Members of the Ontario Puppetry Association.

Adapted from Figuratively Speaking : Puppetry in Ontario by Ken McKay, copyright 1990. Courtesy of the Ontario Puppetry Association and Ken McKay.