Note: The gallery will be closed on Friday, April
18th, in observance of Good Friday. It will re-open on Saturday, April
19th at 11 a.m.
or science? You be the judge
Phyllis A.S. Boros | Connecticut Post | Hearst
Connecticut Media Group
-- Friend or foe, beast or brother, alien or human?
were the questions swirling around the People's United Bank Gallery on Tuesday,
moments before Barnum Museum Executive Director Kathleen Maher slid back the drapes
to reveal the newest "curiosity" to take up residency here.
the moment of truth arrived -- riding a crest of anticipation -- a chorus of oohhs
and aahhs from the 50 or so amazed attendees followed.
was a fitting reaction since the ancient skeleton -- displayed in a huge, glass
case -- could change the course of history. ... Full
with permission | Credit to Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Focus on the history
of P.T. Barnum's
Popular Humbugs, Hoaxes, and Curiosities
April, The Barnum Museum will unveil an unusual new acquisition, and will offer
programs that uncover the truths behind some of P.T Barnum's famous humbugs and
curiosities. Please check this website or Facebook
to confirm program status should weather concerns arise.
April 23, 2014, 12:15 p.m.
Sneak Peeks continue with Created Characters: Barnum's
Transformation of the Ordinary to the Extraordinary
The monthly Sneak
Peek series continues with Created Characters: Barnum's Transformation of the
Ordinary to the Extraordinary. This lunchtime program will feature artifacts that
reveal the true stories behind Barnum's 'cast of characters' from the Feejee Mermaid
to Tom Thumb. During this informal presentation, the Museum's Registrar, Melissa
Houston, will explore some of the stories key to our understanding of P.T. Barnum,
and using artifacts in the museum's collection, corroborate or bring to light
what really happened. For example, was Albert the elephant really given to the
Smithsonian? Did Barnum visit Waterloo with Tom Thumb? Was the Feejee mermaid
the only mermaid Barnum ever exhibited? ... more
Amusement Park Poster 2014
CUPS - The Crazy Cups is the newest ride at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
in Middlebury, Conn., introduced to guests in 2012.
to enjoy a day at Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark in Middlebury CT on
Saturday, May 3 or Sunday, May 4, 2014. You will help The Barnum Museum during
their time of restoration and recovery.
advantage of this fantastic offer online by 11 p.m. on Friday, May 2 and Quassy
Amusement Park & Waterpark in Middlebury will donate $5 to The Barnum Museum
in Bridgeport for each $35 Carload Pass purchased.
Carload special is valid for up to 10 persons in your vehicle. Parking is included,
and each person in the vehicle will receive an all-day ride wristband. This offer
to benefit The Barnum Museum is valid online only. You may forward this invitation
to family and friends for their participation.
Amusement Park & Waterpark is open noon to 6 p.m. both May 3 and May 4. There's
entertainment, too! Purchase the Carload Special now! Click
on this link to purchase!
The Barnum Museum
children's craft activities during Quassy two-day carload promotion will include:
Create, color, and hand-bind your own flip book
- Craft your
own mythical creature
- Design and make your own dragon tail
Use light boxes to examine x-rays
museum will have some fun, easy read-aloud and picture books at the booth to spur
2131 Middlebury Rd.
Middlebury CT 06762
www.quassy.com for more information
about Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark.
- This ship doesn't float, but it does swing! Riders enjoy some high flying fun
on the Galleon Pirate Ship at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury,
ON THE WOODEN WARRIOR - The train on the Wooden
Warrior roller coaster zips by in this photo from the incline on the award-winning
ride. Wooden Warrior is at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury, Conn.
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