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I Entrust You with a Small Secret

As we draw toward the end of P. T. Barnum’s copybook, it is fitting that there are several letters in which he discusses returning to America.  In true Barnum fashion, the plan had a twist.

Barnum Video Du Jour!

Thank you for all the wonderful views and feedback on the Barnum Museum’s YouTube channel!  Don’t forget to subscribe! A Special Feature Today! BARNUM MUSEUM AWARDED A $500,000 SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES GRANT

Instructive Entertainments: Early 19th Century Panoramas

Often there is no substitute for seeing an actual museum artifact from the past instead of its digital surrogate, especially if that artifact is a large-scale one. 

Barnum Video Du Jour!

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Barnum Video Du Jour!

Thank you for all the wonderful views and feedback on the Barnum Museum’s YouTube channel!  Don’t forget to subscribe! Today’s episode:  Exploring the Life of A Woman in Ancient Egypt – The Barnum Museum Mummy

A Correct Account of a Catastrophe

As we are now within the last fifty pages of Barnum’s letters in the copybook, (not counting several of Barnum’s letters to the Atlas newspaper), I am on the lookout for information that brings us closer to conclusions on the storylines that have taken shape over the past sixteen months of blog posts.

Barnum Video Du Jour!

Thank you for all the wonderful views and feedback on the Barnum Museum’s YouTube channel!  Don’t forget to subscribe! Today’s episode:  Mr. Brinley’s Miniature Circus!

Imitators & Followers will get Poor Gleanings

February of 1846 was a busy month indeed for the Gen. Tom Thumb tour in Scotland, so there has been a lot to report on! 

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