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Entries Tagged as 'Barnum Museum'

Bridgeport Day At State Capitol

April 13th, 2018 · 21 Comments · News and Events

The Barnum Museum, Discovery Museum, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, social service organizations, businesses and more represented the city on Thursday at the annual Bridgeport Day at the State Capitol. Check out the video.

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Step Right Up–Daly, Paoletta Book Signing At Barnum Museum

January 7th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

It was a dizzying five days in December, 1982 after an arsonist torched the Police Activities League’s Christmas Village, the site of a celebration for the city’s impoverished children. The indomitable will of then-Mayor Leonard Paoletta resurrected the village from the ashes in an astonishing restoration mission. The events are now chronicled in a book by […]

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Bielawa’s Wicked Walk Downtown

October 23rd, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: Join The Barnum Museum for a fascinating–and slightly macabre–Wicked Walk lantern stroll of historic downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut, led by author-historian-lecturer Michael Bielawa. October provides the perfect time to visit scenes of suspected hauntings, Victorian-era murders, and unexplained phenomena. Remarkably, these mysteries and mysterious sites are centrally located and within easy walking distance. […]

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Celebrate Mr. Barnum’s Birthday At The Zoo

June 27th, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: It’s a party, Wednesday July 5th, to celebrate P.T. Barnum’s birthday, beginning at 11:00am on the grounds of CT’s Beardsley Zoo. To celebrate the famed showman, philanthropist and one of Bridgeport’s best-known citizen’s 207th, the Barnum Museum will be hosting a huge celebration, at the Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion with plenty of great […]

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Listen And Learn About Lind And Barnum

June 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: P.T. Barnum was a showman, entrepreneur, politician and most of all, promoter of the unique and divine. One of the biggest accomplishments of his career, his discovery of and promotion of the “Swedish Nightingale,” Jenny Lind. The public is invited to an afternoon of historical fun and music on Sunday, June 11th […]

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The Show Goes On, Saluting Mr. Barnum’s Impact On Bridgeport

May 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

People think the final performance of Mr. Barnum’s circus will take place on Sunday in Uniondale, New York. Do not despair circus fans, it will not die, it has simply relocated into the White House. Hmmm, what would P.T. say about that?

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Book Signing Brings Out Connecticut Characters At Barnum Museum

May 13th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

What better place to host a book party for the title Connecticut Characters: Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State than the magnificent Barnum Museum. Thank you to everyone who shared in my book event Thursday night. We had quite an eclectic crowd. Some scenes follow. Kudos to Barnum Museum Executive Director Kathy Maher and staff […]

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Step Right Up! Book Signing Party, Barnum Museum

May 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

What ya doing Thursday May 11? Join us 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Barnum Museum, main floor, to commemorate the release of my new book Connecticut Characters: Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State. Light refreshments served. What better place than Mr. Barnum’s gift to the city? Enter the left side entrance to the building […]

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