the Barnum Festival for an enchanting evening of music at the 65th Annual Jenny
The Barnum Festival brings Jenny Lind's American
tour back to life in a stunning performance at The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport,
CT. The concert will feature the American winner of the 65th Annual Jenny Lind
competition, soprano Kathryn Bowden from Glastonbury, CT, and the winner of the
Swedish Jenny Lind scholarship is Magdalena Risberg also a soprano. The singers
will be accompanied by American pianist Andrew Gordon and the Swedish scholar
David Huang respectively. ... More
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a spot which will air on ICC/WEBE/Star99 as part of the Best of Barnum campaign:
Bowden singing Queen of Night in Die Zauberflote 2013
Update: We'd like to thank everyone who has donated to the purchase of an
1834 Barnum letter that discusses P.T. Barnum's lottery enterprise. To date we've
raised $723 putting as at 44% of our goal of $1,650.
With your continued
support we hope to purchase this letter and unveil it at our August sneak peek.
Please consider donating and if you've already donated, consider inviting friends
and family to do the same. Thank you for your continued generosity and support!
like to invite all of our supporters to help in being part of The Barnum Museum's
are undertaking our first crowdfunding project to aid in the purchase of a rare
1834 P.T. Barnum Letter that references Barnum's lottery. This letter would be
invaluable to the Museum's collection, but we need you to make it possible!
historic structure of The Barnum Museum has been closed to the public since a
tornado struck the City of Bridgeport on June 24, 2010 without warning and caused
major damage to the building. The Museum's modern wing, People's United Bank Gallery,
is open on a limited schedule: Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and
for programs and lectures at other times.
can help sustain this legacy of P. T. Barnum by donating to the Museum's restoration
Listed on the National
Register of Historic Places, the unique 1893 landmark is the only remaining structure
in the country that is directly related to the great showman and icon of American
entertainment history. Thank you for your generosity!