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, Fridays and Saturdays, now through August 30, 2014. This exhibit
is located in the People's United Bank Gallery adjacent to the historic building.
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.
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.
Thursday May 8, The Barnum Museum will feature an amazingly original display,
Lost and Found Circus: A Creative Balancing Act by Bridgeport artist Susan Tabachnick.
The exhibition features a circus-themed presentation of small sculptures created
with found objects, many of them incorporating old industrial parts and small
tools. The components are not altered in any way, but are assembled into whimsical
sculptures suggestive of the lively energy and humor that characterizes the circus.
The assemblages give "new life" to items originally made for other purposes.
Tabachnick never forces the unions and she doesn't weld or glue the pieces together;
they must fit or balance.
The Thursday, Friday
and Saturday hours at the museum are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ... more
Susan Tabachnick will run
an Artist in Residence Workshop: Inventive Play on July 16 from 1:30 p.m.
to 3:30 p.m. at The Barnum Museum.
will focus on creating small sculptures with found objects. Creativity begins
with a good sense of "play" that leads to discovery and inventiveness.
This workshop invites attendees to "play" with an assortment of interesting
found objects to assemble and transform them into intriguing new objects, perhaps
with their own whimsical personalities. Tabachnick will help guests experiment
and see the possibilities for how things can fit together or balance. The museum
will supply the found objects, but please feel free to bring your own objects,
especially those made of metal, wood or ceramic. The workshop will be appropriate
for adults and kids, ages 8 and up. $5 per family is the suggested donation. ...
contact the Museum for Membership information at