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.
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?
I am writing with an off-cycle update because there is some wonderful news to share: acting on a request from the Bridgeport legislative delegation, last week the Connecticut State Bond Commission approved a $6.9 million grant-in-aid for the Barnum Museum.
From the Director’s Desk: Celebrating Barnum at the heart of Connecticut!
This month we can celebrate the birthday of Caroline Barnum, P.T.’s oldest daughter, who was born May 27, 1833.