The future of the Museum and our ability to carry on the legacy of P.T. Barnum depends on the continued financial support of loyal patrons like you!

Here are some ways you can give to sustain the Barnum Museum as a bridge from the past to the future:

December 2018

Barnum’s Holiday Appeal!

As we take time to reflect on 2018, we are truly grateful for our friends, neighbors and community who inspire us to achieve wonderful things.

We are so happy to tell you that restoration and re-envisioning of the magnificent Barnum Museum continues! As you know, for the past several years we have been working diligently to realize the vision of opening a reimagined and revitalized Barnum Museum. We have made incredible strides toward achieving this goal and are excited that we reached many milestones in 2018.  So much of what we’ve accomplished has been due to the financial support of friends like you, who recognize the vital role the Barnum Museum plays in our community. We hope we can continue to count on your generosity as we move closer to completing this project.

With the holidays approaching and the season of gift-giving upon us, please consider a tax-deductible gift to the Barnum Museum!  Your generosity will truly help us continue our work to build a new and vibrant Museum for the future.  You can also give a gift of membership to a loved one.  Every contribution helps us move closer toward our goal!

Our Mission Statement is “To inspire curiosity, creativity and confidence through instructive entertainment.”  As we approach the new year, we truly look forward to upholding these meaningful words and continue our service of giving joy and happiness to all.

With sincere thanks and all best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season to you and your family! 

Kathleen Maher
Executive Director

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Donate by Credit Card:

If you would like to donate offline by credit card, please call (203) 331-1104 x 100. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Donate Checks and Money Orders:

Please mail checks and money orders, payable to The Barnum Museum, to:
The Barnum Museum
820 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Donate Cash:

Please do not mail cash. If you’d like to make a cash donation, please visit us during our public hours.

Corporate Sponsorship

Your organization can make a tax-deductible contribution and receive valuable benefits for your employees, customers and other partners. All corporate members receive:

Complimentary passes to the Barnum, Invitations to exclusive exhibit receptions; concierge service and private viewings for special attractions, Recognition on corporate support plaques and the Museum’s website, and Recognition in Museum newsletters and publications.