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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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Stamp Of Approval For Mr. Barnum

June 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Kathy Maher, executive director of the Barnum Museum: On Wednesday, July 2 at 2 p.m. the Barnum Museum will be commemorating P.T. Barnum’s 204th Birthday at his Museum for the first time in four years. The United States Postal Service Vintage Circus Posters Stamps will also be dedicated in honor of Phineas Taylor (P.T.) […]

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Mr. Barnum Invites You To Jenny Lind Concert Featuring 12 Sopranos At UB

May 16th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

This is a cool event, free and open to the public. Barnum Museum Executive Director Kathy Maher, event organizer, says it all. “Everything about the Barnum Festival embraces the true spirit of P.T. Barnum. He loved art and music, and above all else, he loved making people happy. Remarkably, Barnum’s 1850 tour of Jenny Lind […]

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Mr. Barnum, Mr. Ripley Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

November 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: Orlando, Fla. – Nov. 13, 2012) – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) inducted two legendary contributors to the attractions industry into the IAAPA Hall of Fame, Bob Masterson and PT Barnum. The awards were presented Tuesday, Nov. 13, during the Kickoff Event for IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012, the […]

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This Way To The Egress–Hanging Out At Mr. Barnum’s House

June 5th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

What are you doing tonight? Historian Michael Bielawa, UB professor Eric Lehman and your intrepid OIB host will wax about the state’s largest city starting at 7 p.m. at the Barnum Museum. The house P.T. Barnum gifted to the city is recovering bit by bit from the explosive tornado that ripped through the downtown two […]

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Damaged By Tornado, Barnum Museum Makes Comeback

April 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From the Barnum Museum: The Barnum Museum is Back from the Brink Reopening two days a week starting April 26 The Barnum Museum has been completely closed to the general public since January 2011 and the historic portion closed ever since the June 24, 2010 tornado hit Bridgeport. A unique exhibition called Recovery in Action […]

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Celebrate The Holiday With Mr. Barnum

December 8th, 2010 · No Comments · News and Events

From the Barnum Museum: The Barnum Museum People’s United Bank Gallery is now decorated with a large, glorious Victorian Christmas tree in celebration of the holidays and the Celebrate the Season talks being presented again this year. The holiday displays will be up during regular museum hours at The Barnum Museum through January 9, 2010.

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Joe And Ernie, More Ferry Dust, Mr. Barnum Needs Our Help, And Bridgeport Rocks!

July 16th, 2010 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The official release date for former Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, serving out his time under supervision of a halfway house, is Monday, according to www.bop.gov. The official release date for former State Senator Ernie Newton, who’s completing his time under home confinement, is Aug. 13. Joe is 50, Ernie 54, both relatively young. The federal government […]

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