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Entries Tagged as 'Kathy Maher'

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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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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