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Bridgeport , Connecticut 06604

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The Barnum Museum


In 1889, P.T. Barnum wrote, "The Noblest Art Is That Of Making Others Happy." Although written 125 years ago, these words still underscore The Barnum Museum's vision and mission. As one of the longest ongoing museums in the nation, the museum remains true to P.T. Barnum's original mission; 'Instructive Entertainment.' For over a century, families from around the world have visited The Barnum Museum and experienced wonder, curiosity, surprise and enrichment. With exhibits ranging from a 4,000 year-old mummy to the recently acquired 'Centaur of Tymfi,' the Museum continues to amaze and enthrall guests of all ages.  Connecticut’ s Museum’ s, Zoo, Aquariums and Science centers, inviting residents to discover – and rediscover –the wonderful array of opportunities in our own backyard.
                        open for viewing and tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, year-round.



In 1889, P.T. Barnum wrote, "The Noblest Art Is That Of Making Others Happy." Although written 125 years ago, these words still underscore The Barnum Museum's vision and mission. As one of the longest ongoing museums in the nation, the museum remains true to P.T. Barnum's original mission; 'Instructive Entertainment.' For over a century, families from around the world have visited The Barnum Museum and experienced wonder, curiosity, surprise and enrichment. With exhibits ranging from a 4,000 year-old mummy to the recently acquired 'Centaur of Tymfi,' the Museum continues to amaze and enthrall guests of all ages.  Connecticut’ s Museum’ s, Zoo, Aquariums and Science centers, inviting residents to discover the wonderful array of opportunities in our own backyard.
Cirque d' Magique - A Special Magic Lantern presentation of Rare Images from the early days of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
Presented by Historian Dick Moore
Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m.

Dick Moore is a noted historian and collector of magic lanterns. He will present an exciting, rare and unique show featuring images from magic lanterns that will showcase vivid and breathtaking views of early circus spectaculars. Magic Lanterns are descended from the ancient camera obscura, and are the equivalent to today's Power Point presentations. The program will offer a wondrous, magical opportunity to step back in time and experience the thrill of acrobats and performers of bygone entertainment times.

 
 
 
 

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