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Barnum Museum Director Champions Historic Preservation

August 10th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Mr. Barnum: Kathy Maher, Executive Director of Bridgeport’s historic Barnum Museum has been re-appointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to the Connecticut Historic Preservation Council.

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State Funds To Help Resurrect Storm-Damaged Barnum Museum

July 16th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

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.

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Barnum Museum Receives Boost For Digital Collection

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 […]

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This Way To The Easel–Third Graders Quiz Mayor Joe And We Learn Something

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 […]

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Barnum Museum Helps Preserve World War I Mementos

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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Mr. Barnum Is Calling You

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 […]

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Speaking Of The Klein, Paul Shaffer To Headline 75th Anniversary Concert

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.

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Squeaker Vote, House Passes State Budget, Car Tax Cut For City Residents

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 […]

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