Puppets salute history — lightheartedly

The Hastey Pudding Puppets will present what its leaders call “a left-handed salute to American history sure to give Martha Washington a migraine” at the next free First Fridays for Families show at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at The Commons, 300 Washington St. in Columbus. The puppets will go back in time with Thurston Osgood, host of the interview program “Meet the Patriots” introducing those who made America what it is today, from Ben Franklin to Betsy Ross.