The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m on Thursdays and Fridays.
that our historic Museum building is closed due to storm damage from the
F1 tornado that struck Bridgeport on June 24th, 2010. All exhibits are presented
in the adjacent People's United Bank Gallery, at the rear of the historic building.
Museum's permanent collection of P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb artifacts, carriages,
artwork, and decorative arts are on view in Envisioning the Future!, located
in the People's United Bank Gallery. Be sure to see our astonishing new acquisition,
The Centaur of Tymfi--you will be speechless!
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Presented by Tufts University
Andrew McClellan, Professor of Art History
Interim Chair of Romance Languages
October 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Evening with the Executive Director, Kathleen Maher
invitation - Exclusively for Barnum Museum Vision Members.
will discuss the current state of the museum and reveal some of the exciting,
innovative visions for the future of P.T. Barnum's collection. Everyone is welcome
to become a Vision Member. Individual memberships are $25 and dual (bring a friend)
memberships are $40. RSVP to to (203) 331-1104, ext.100, or email@example.com
1889, P.T. Barnum wrote, "The Noblest Art Is That Of Making Others Happy."
Although written 125 years ago, these words still underscore The Barnum Museum's
vision and mission. As one of the longest ongoing museums in the nation, the museum
remains true to P.T. Barnum's original mission; 'Instructive Entertainment.' For
over a century, families from around the world have visited The Barnum Museum
and experienced wonder, curiosity, surprise and enrichment. With exhibits ranging
from a 4,000 year-old mummy to the recently acquired 'Centaur of Tymfi,' the Museum
continues to amaze and enthrall guests of all ages.
Today, the Museum is
emerging from damage sustained from a series of natural disasters and forging
exciting plans for the future. We are thrilled to be working with BRC Imagination
Arts (the award winning, world renowned exhibit designers) to create new and vibrant
exhibits that offer learning through exploration, imagination, and innovation,
stimulating the power of creativity and sparking intellectual curiosity!
invite you to join us as a Vision Member and be a
part of The Barnum Museum's history! As a Vision Member, you will have the opportunity
to be enthralled by the wonderful and compelling stories of Barnum's glorious
past, stories that will capture your imagination and create memories to last a
Vision Member benefits include:
admission to Museum programs.
complimentary copy of P.T. Barnum's famous book, The Art of Money Getting.
Only" previews of new exhibitions & events.
Behind-the-Scenes Tours with the Curator.
"Evening with the Director" soiree.
to the Annual Meeting & Reception.
hope you will consider joining as a Vision Member,
and become part of The Barnum Museum legacy. Please know how important Museum
members are to our on-going objective to offer enriching programs! Simply click
here and conveniently join today! As you consider your membership, please
also consider giving an extra gift in support of the Museum's continuing programs,
or give a gift membership to a friend or family member. As always, your contribution
On behalf of The Barnum Museum, I sincerely thank you
for your kindness and support, and we look forward to serving you with enriching
With much Gratitude,
historic structure of The Barnum Museum has been closed to the public since a
tornado struck the City of Bridgeport on June 24, 2010 without warning and caused
major damage to the building. The Museum's modern wing, People's United Bank Gallery,
is open on a limited schedule: Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and
for programs and lectures at other times.
can help sustain this legacy of P. T. Barnum by donating to the Museum's restoration
Listed on the National
Register of Historic Places, the unique 1893 landmark is the only remaining structure
in the country that is directly related to the great showman and icon of American
entertainment history. Thank you for your generosity!
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