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Entries Tagged as 'Kathy Maher'

The Egress For Mr. Barnum’s Circus

January 16th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Just about everything and everyone has a shelf life. Even the circus started by P.T. Barnum–Bridgeport mayor, philanthropist, business impresario–the single greatest contributor to Bridgeport’s history. Kenneth Feld, chief executive of the company that produces Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced it will close in May, writing on the company website “ticket sales have […]

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‘White House Bob’ Joins Mr. Barnum

September 7th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: Kathy Maher, Executive Director has announced the appointment of Robert C. Cardillo to the Board of Directors of the historic Barnum Museum in Bridgeport. Maher said of the appointment, “I am thrilled to have someone of Bob’s background as a key member of our Board. He brings years of experience in both […]

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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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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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