All programs held in the
People's United Bank Gallery unless otherwise indicated.
The Gallery is located
at the rear of The Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
the Future! exhibit, featuring artifacts that belonged to P.T. Barnum, Tom
Thumb and others, is open for viewing and exploration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m
on Thursdays and Fridays. This exhibit is located in the People's United
Bank Gallery adjacent to the historic building.
Please note the historic
Museum building is closed due to storm damage from the F1 tornado that struck
Bridgeport on June 24th, 2010.
Admission to Envisioning
the Future! is free. Suggested donation amounts or nominal admission fees
are charged for most programs; please refer to our calendar
of events for details.
are available here. Street parking is available. If you have any questions,
please contact email@example.com
or call (203) 331-1104 x 100.
October 22, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.
Off the Press: P.T. Barnum's Newspaper - Sneak Peek program
by Adrienne Saint-Pierre, Curator of The Barnum Museum.
to this month's Sneak Peek to see the museum's extremely rare Herald of Freedom
newspapers from the early 1830s and learn how Barnum spent time in jail because
of his publication. Sneak Peek programs are an informal lecture series focusing
on items in the collection that are rarely on display. P.T. Barnum was truly a
Renaissance man. Few people know that when Barnum was in his early twenties, he
began publishing his own newspaper to circulate the democratic voice of the new
nation. On October 19, 1831, the first issue of the Herald of Freedom was printed
in Danbury. Occasionally sparking tempers and controversy through his writing,
Barnum was sued for libel and even went to jail for 60 days.
required. $3 suggested donation. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch.
October 22nd, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb
A discussion of this novel
will be presented by distinguished Fairfield University Professor Emeritus and
Author, Nicholas Rinaldi
Rinaldi is the author of three
previous novels: Bridge Fall Down, The Jukebox Queen of Malta and Between Two
Rivers and three collections of poetry. His work has been widely reviewed and
earned many awards in the United States and abroad. Rinaldi and his wife, Jacqueline,
currently reside in Connecticut. ... More
No registration required for the program
which is suggested for adults age18 or older. $3 suggested donation. Barnum Museum
members, Fairfield University students and professors are all free.
Fairfield University Professor Emeritus and Author, Nicholas Rinaldi
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
contact the Museum for Membership information at