Dear Friends, Can you believe it’s almost June?! JUNE!! What a year it’s been for all of us.
Again this week I’ve been exploring details in P. T. Barnum’s letters that tell us about his “distance management” of the American Museum while he was on a three-year tour in Europe with Gen. Tom Thumb in the mid-1840s.
A joyful Memorial Day weekend to everyone! As many of us look forward to the three-day weekend ahead, our 2020 Memorial Day observance seems more relevant than ever.
Last week we left Mr. Barnum with plans to take General Tom Thumb and his entourage to Spain, where he eagerly anticipated an audience with the Queen, as well as introductions to the Dukes and Duchesses who would be with Her Majesty in Pamplona.
Greetings, Everyone, I hope this finds you well! Remarkably, we are now through two months of stay-at-home orders
At the end of last week’s blog post we left matters concerning General Tom Thumb’s stop in Bordeaux, France, very much up in the air.
Greetings Everyone, and Happy Mother’s Day! Yet another week has gone by and I hope you all remain well and healthy and looking forward to Mother’s Day Weekend!
P. T. Barnum’s extraordinary, enduring legacy overshadows the early years of uphill work before his fame—and that of his protégé “General Tom Thumb”—was widespread.
Greetings, everyone! I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and that you are feeling at least a little uplifted as we see more promising signs of spring now that it is May.