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Join Executive Director Kathleen Maher and the Barnum Museum’s staff and friends for regular updates on all things Barnum.

Community Engagement Message from the Executive Director

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. 

“An Awful Great Fire in NY” (in 1845)

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. 

Community Engagement Message from the Executive Director

Greetings, Everyone, I hope this finds you well! Remarkably, we are now through two months of stay-at-home orders

“A Touch of Yankee” Solves a Problem

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. 

Community Engagement Message from the Executive Director

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! 

Negotiating tactics: “The General’s expenses are very great”

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. 

Community Engagement Message from the Executive Director

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.

The General’s Clothes and Carriage Stir Up Excitement

Every “batch” of letters I read from P. T. Barnum’s 1845 – 1846 copy book offers a rich assortment of intriguing details, and with that, I am faced with the difficult task of choosing which to highlight in my brief scribblings.

Community Engagement Message from the Executive Director

Hello, everyone! Hard to believe we will be closing out April soon, especially with the weather as cold as it has been here in Connecticut.

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