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Kings and Queens, and Talk of Many Things

This week’s blog, exploring a three-page letter from P. T. Barnum to Boston showman Moses Kimball, will highlight interesting new tidbits and provide updates to a couple of previous storylines, rather than focusing on one theme or topic.

Community Engagement Message from the Executive Director

Inside the Barnum Museum Renovations! We’re excited to add a new series to our YouTube Channel! Re-Envisioning Barnum invites viewers on the journey of the Museum’s fascinating road-to-recovery from the aftermath of multiple natural disasters.

We Have Got Quite Territory Enough

A few weeks ago one of our blog readers asked if I had seen any comments from Barnum about the Mexican-American War.

The Grand Agent of Yankee Showmen

Perhaps the thought has recently crossed your mind, “What has Tom Thumb been up to lately?” 

Community Engagement Message from the Executive Director

Who Is Barnum to YOU?!  Poet, Artist, Inspiration, Community Treasure: Shanna T. Melton If you’re a follower of the Barnum Museum YouTube program, Who Is Barnum to YOU?!  Welcome back! 

Plans Good and Bad

This week’s blog brings us up to date on several stories from recent weeks, such as the novelties Barnum had shipped from Europe to feature at his American Museum for the holiday season

Community Engagement Message from the Executive Director

Greetings, Everyone! Although it hasn’t been long since we crossed the threshold of the Winter season, in another week or so we’ll start to notice that daylight is staying with us a little longer. 

Community Engagement Message from the Executive Director

Joe Barney!  Performer Extraordinaire!  Who Is Barnum To YOU?!! Joe Barney, owner of Center Ring Productions, is an award-winning comedy magician, clown, and Santa Claus, who has spread joy and smiles to countless millions of children-of-all-ages for over 50 years!

A Jolly Lot of Brother Showmen

Slipped in among P. T. Barnum’s business and personal letters in his 1845-1846 copybook are some of his lengthy epistles to the Editors of the New York Atlas, for whom Barnum was acting as a foreign correspondent.

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