October 22, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.
Off the Press: P.T. Barnum's Newspaper - Sneak Peek program
by Adrienne Saint-Pierre, Curator of The Barnum Museum.
to this month's Sneak Peek to see the museum's extremely rare Herald of Freedom
newspapers from the early 1830s and learn how Barnum spent time in jail because
of his publication. Sneak Peek programs are an informal lecture series focusing
on items in the collection that are rarely on display. P.T. Barnum was truly a
Renaissance man. Few people know that when Barnum was in his early twenties, he
began publishing his own newspaper to circulate the democratic voice of the new
nation. On October 19, 1831, the first issue of the Herald of Freedom was printed
in Danbury. Occasionally sparking tempers and controversy through his writing,
Barnum was sued for libel and even went to jail for 60 days.
required. $3 suggested donation. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch.
October 22nd, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb
A discussion of this novel
will be presented by distinguished Fairfield University Professor Emeritus and
Author, Nicholas Rinaldi
Rinaldi is the author of three
previous novels: Bridge Fall Down, The Jukebox Queen of Malta and Between Two
Rivers and three collections of poetry. His work has been widely reviewed and
earned many awards in the United States and abroad. Rinaldi and his wife, Jacqueline,
currently reside in Connecticut. ... more
No registration required for the program
which is suggested for adults age18 or older. $3 suggested donation. Barnum Museum
members, Fairfield University students and professors are all free.
Fairfield University Professor Emeritus and Author, Nicholas Rinaldi
October 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Evening with the Executive Director, Kathleen Maher
invitation - Exclusively for Barnum Museum Vision Members.
will discuss the current state of the museum and reveal some of the exciting,
innovative visions for the future of P.T. Barnum's collection. Everyone is welcome
to become a Vision Member. Individual memberships are $25 and dual (bring a friend)
memberships are $40. RSVP to to (203) 331-1104, ext.100, or email@example.com
1889, P.T. Barnum wrote, "The Noblest Art Is That Of Making Others Happy."
Although written 125 years ago, these words still underscore The Barnum Museum's
vision and mission. As one of the longest ongoing museums in the nation, the museum
remains true to P.T. Barnum's original mission; 'Instructive Entertainment.' For
over a century, families from around the world have visited The Barnum Museum
and experienced wonder, curiosity, surprise and enrichment. With exhibits ranging
from a 4,000 year-old mummy to the recently acquired 'Centaur of Tymfi,' the Museum
continues to amaze and enthrall guests of all ages.
Today, the Museum is
emerging from damage sustained from a series of natural disasters and forging
exciting plans for the future. We are thrilled to be working with BRC Imagination
Arts (the award winning, world renowned exhibit designers) to create new and vibrant
exhibits that offer learning through exploration, imagination, and innovation,
stimulating the power of creativity and sparking intellectual curiosity!
invite you to join us as a Vision Member and be a
part of The Barnum Museum's history! As a Vision Member, you will have the opportunity
to be enthralled by the wonderful and compelling stories of Barnum's glorious
past, stories that will capture your imagination and create memories to last a
Vision Member benefits include:
hope you will consider joining as a Vision Member,
and become part of The Barnum Museum legacy. Please know how important Museum
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On behalf of The Barnum Museum, I sincerely thank you
for your kindness and support, and we look forward to serving you with enriching
With much Gratitude,