Damaged by a tornado, the Barnum Museum’s restoration effort was boosted a few days ago by a $500,000 grant approved by the State Bond Commission for architectural work in support of the museum’s dome stabilization and the comprehensive restoration of the entire national landmark structure.
Entries Tagged as 'Barnum Museum'
July 16th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events
June 15th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
From Mr. Barnum: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a grant of close to $190,000 which will enable the Barnum Museum to create the P. T. Barnum Digital Collection, drawing from its own collections as well as those of the Bridgeport History Center at the Bridgeport Public Library. The grant project is […]
May 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
Leave it to third graders to ask the most basic–but to the point–questions. Do you get mad? What did you want to be growing up? Is it hard being a mayor? Third graders at Dunbar School visited the mayor’s office on Monday. In addition to their questions we learned what Mayor Joe Ganim is working […]
May 13th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
News release from Mr. Barnum: Next year marks the 100th Anniversary of this country’s entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport will be assisting the Connecticut State Library in gathering old photos, documents, mementos and other materials from the war […]
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April 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Cool event at the Barnum Museum April 16. Check it out. A global day of discovery and exploration–Atlas Obscura Day–designed to celebrate the world’s most curious, wondrous and awe-inspiring places to discover, including ruins, temples, theaters, cemeteries, parks and museums. Created and promoted by the web site Atlas Obscura, claiming to be the definitive guide […]
October 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Lots of good stuff going on to celebrate the Klein stage 75th year, including a concert extravaganza Nov. 14th featuring musician Paul Shaffer, legendary bandleader of the Late Show With David Letterman. A restaurant promotion with four Downtown eateries is also included. Check out the details.
June 3rd, 2015 · 39 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
It’s noisy in Hartford on the last day of the legislative session. The State House in a 73-70 vote Wednesday morning passed a controversial two-year $40 billion spending plan with tax increases opposed by some of the state’s business giants threatening to leave Connecticut. The budget awaits Senate approval. All six members of the city’s […]
March 2nd, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
City Council President Tom McCarthy Saturday night was inducted into the Notre Dame High School Alumni Hall of Fame recognizing “individuals who have through their performance, conduct, and achievement, brought credit and honor to themselves and the Notre Dame community.”