Last week I began delving into a treasure trove of letters by P. T. Barnum, all written while he was traveling in France in 1845 and 1846, and I discovered how French towns influenced Barnum’s vision for young American cities like Bridgeport
Greetings, everyone— I truly hope this past week has been a healthy one for you and your loved ones, and also that you have found your daily “stride inside” during this period when most of us must remain at home.
There’s an opportunity here while working from home—a few more quiet moments to “mine” P. T. Barnum’s letters in the immense (750+-page) volume compiled while he was on tour with “General Tom Thumb” in France.
Hello to all our dear friends quarantining at home and dutifully observing the distancing orders. A heartfelt thank you to all who are on the frontlines of essential services
In Honor of Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Citizens of France
We are eagerly awaiting the March 29, 2019 release of Disney’s DUMBO motion picture and excited that another Hollywood blockbuster has a P.T. Barnum connection!
Barnum Museum Receives a $50,000 Grant from Avangrid Foundation Primary Purpose is to Illuminate the Exterior of the Historic And Dynamic Structure
The Barnum Museum is delighted to be a must-see destination for researchers from around the world, drawn by the remarkable story of P.T. Barnum’s life and contributions to American culture.
Have you wondered what about The Greatest Showman movie portrayal of P.T. Barnum was honest-to-goodness real, and what was good old-fashioned Barnum humbug?