A Special Holiday Appeal

Here are some ways you can give to sustain the Barnum Museum as a bridge from the past to the future:

A time to reflect. A time to give thanks.

As we take time to reflect on the triumphs and challenges of 2021, we here at the Barnum Museum wish you a peaceful and joyous year to come.  I want to extend our sincere gratitude to you, our friends, neighbors and community, who continue to inspire us forward.

With the holidays approaching and the season of gift-giving upon us, I hope you will consider a tax-deductible donation to the Barnum Museum!  Your gift will truly help us continue our work during these difficult times and enable us to continue to produce engaging experiences for all to enjoy.


So much of what we’ve accomplished has been due to the financial support of friends like you, who recognize the vital role the Barnum Museum plays in our community, as well as the part the Museum contributes on a national and global stage.  This year, the work of the Barnum Museum reached hundreds of thousands world-wide, and our message of ‘instructive entertainment’ has never been stronger.  We hope we can continue to count on your generosity as 2021 comes to an end, and help us ring in a bright and joyous 2022!

Our heartfelt gratitude for your kindness.

With sincere thanks and all best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season to you and your family!
Stay well, stay strong! 

Kathleen Maher,
Executive Director

“The Noblest Art is that of Making Others Happy” P.T. Barnum, 1886

Barnum Museum is a charitable organization pursuant to section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Donate Online:

Donate by Credit Card:

If you would like to donate offline by credit card, please call (203) 331-1104 x 100. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Donate Checks and Money Orders:

Please mail checks and money orders, payable to The Barnum Museum, to:
The Barnum Museum
820 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Donate Cash:

Please do not mail cash. If you’d like to make a cash donation, please visit us during our public hours.

Corporate Sponsorship

Your organization can make a tax-deductible contribution and receive valuable benefits for your employees, customers and other partners. All corporate members receive:

Complimentary passes to the Barnum, Invitations to exclusive exhibit receptions; concierge service and private viewings for special attractions, Recognition on corporate support plaques and the Museum’s website, and Recognition in Museum newsletters and publications.