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Entries Tagged as 'Barnum Museum'

Lining Up Spicy Characters In The Nutmeg State

April 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Civil Service, News and Events

CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart profiles my new book Connecticut Characters, Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State. OIB readers are welcome to attend my book signing May 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Barnum Museum. If you’re dying to buy it now, we won’t say no, order your book here.

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Bridgeport Day State Capitol

April 5th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Representatives of tourist attractions, social service organizations, businesses and schools joined Governor Dan Malloy and Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday for the annual Bridgeport Day at the State Capitol in Hartford. Ganim and Malloy make comments at the two-minute mark of the video that opens with Kathy Maher, executive director of the Barnum Museum and […]

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The Egress For Mr. Barnum’s Circus

January 16th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Just about everything and everyone has a shelf life. Even the circus started by P.T. Barnum–Bridgeport mayor, philanthropist, business impresario–the single greatest contributor to Bridgeport’s history. Kenneth Feld, chief executive of the company that produces Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced it will close in May, writing on the company website “ticket sales have […]

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‘Oh Boy,’ 10 Years Of OIB, Happy New Year And Anniversary

December 31st, 2016 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

How could this be? OIB enters 10 years of prying open the juicy stuff in 2017. Sometimes posters shuck open each other with hammer to screwdriver, but that’s part of the charm (or pain), a pearly comment followed by juicy rejoinder. And that’s sorta what mayoral aide Ed Adams referred to when The New York […]

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City Of Sedition Author To Appear At Barnum Museum

November 2nd, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: John Strausbaugh, author and host of the New York Times “Weekend Explorer” video podcast, will be the featured speaker on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street.

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Mickey Herbert Named New Regional Business Chief

October 18th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mickey Herbert, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and a leading healthcare professional who was among only a few high-profile business leaders to support Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback bid last year, has been named president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, replacing Paul Timpanelli who is retiring Oct. 31.

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Spooky Walk Downtown

October 14th, 2016 · No Comments · News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: A Wicked Walk lantern stroll through historic downtown Bridgeport is sure to thrill as you visit scenes of suspected hauntings, Victorian-era murders, and unexplained phenomena. Join the Barnum Museum for a fascinating, and slightly hair-raising, one-hour lantern stroll led by author-historian-lecturer Michael Bielawa, as he sheds light on some of New England’s […]

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Check Out The Barnum Museum’s Fall Lineup

September 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: While works continues on restoration of the upper floors and other areas of the historic Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, tours and programs continue inside.

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