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Entries Tagged as 'Discovery Museum'

Stars Align For Aztec Two-Step At Discovery Museum

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The legendary folk duo Aztec Two-Step, Bridgeport’s own Rex Fowler and his songwriting collaborator Neal Shulman, is making a special appearance at the Discovery Museum on Park Avenue. Check it out! Renowned folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will perform a magical acoustic concert under a celestial display of galaxies and light in the full dome planetarium […]

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Discovery Museum Celebrates Whitehead Exhibit August 17

August 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From the Discovery Museum: Is aviation history being rewritten? Now recognized by the internationally renowned publication Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft as the first to pilot a heavier-than-air aircraft two years before the Wright brothers, German immigrant Gustave Whitehead has captured the attention of Connecticut and the international aviation community as the debate of who […]

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Cast Your Vote, Show Off The Best Of Bridgeport

April 24th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The Connecticut Office of Tourism has launched a contest to name your favorite place in the state (no, not your favorite place to neck) and wouldn’t it surprise to create a Bridgeport buzz. Stamford, Hartford and New Haven are often highlighted in the state’s tourism campaign, while little ol’ state’s largest city (okay, it’s a […]

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View From A Political Demagogue, ‘New Haven Would Look Like Bridgeport Without Yale’

April 22nd, 2013 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

It always intrigues when the state’s largest city serves as a convenient foil for political demagoguery, especially from one who seeks the office of mayor in New Haven. State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, speaking at a mayoral forum in New Haven on Saturday, said the following according to the New Haven Independent when candidates were asked about […]

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Finch Soaring Over “First In Flight” Recognition For Whitehead

March 16th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch and Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau are brothers-in-arms when it comes to the recently released research by the renowned publication Jane’s All the World Aircraft that recognizes Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead’s first powered flight in 1901. Paul Jackson, editor of Jane’s All the World Aircraft validated and built upon the evidence that […]

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Wrighting A Wrong–Finally, First-In-Flight Recognition For Whitehead

March 12th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

A vast body of evidence shows in 1901 Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead flew two years before the Wright brothers. Slowly, Whitehead is finally receiving the credit he deserves. Part of the problem was the slimy deal the Smithsonian cut with the Wright brothers.

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Community Gardens Program At Discovery Museum

September 13th, 2012 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From Bob Halstead, Bridgeport Urban Gardens The Connecticut Community Gardening Association and Bridgeport Urban Gardens will be holding its annual conference, Saturday, September 22nd at the Discovery Museum at 4450 Park Avenue in Bridgeport between the hours of 10 and 3. The Conference will showcase grass roots activities of urban sustainable agriculture and the community […]

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Ringmaster Stafstrom: Fun, Fun, Fun!

September 7th, 2012 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

To know 2013 Barnum Festival Ringmaster John Stafstrom is to know someone who enjoys the good life. And it was a note he sounded as he donned the signature ringmaster’s red jacket sounding an enthusiastic theme about the city’s future and his year leading the 65th annual salute to P.T. Barnum, the 19th-century mayor, showman […]

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