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  • The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport Shares the Success Story of Singer Jenny Lind

    The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport Shares the Success Story of Singer Jenny Lind
    Before Facebook, Twitter, email, computers or even cars, P.T. Barnum was killin' it with his P.R. and marketing techniques. One of his success stories was a singer named Jenny Lind, known as the Swedish Nightingale. He led her on an American tour in 1850 that earned more than $712,000 in only nine months... a large sum of money for pre-Civil War times. Barnum Museum Executive Director Kathleen Maher will give a talk about the Jenny Lind sensation Thursday night at the still-tornado-damaged Barnum Museum in Bridgeport (enter through the bank gallery next door).
  • Fairfield Fall Arts Preview: A Feast of Fall Arts

    Fairfield Fall Arts Preview: A Feast of Fall Arts
    Fall in Fairfield County looks and behaves differently this year. You could call it artistic license, in the way that there are hunting seasons with special licenses for rare game. The season is a fantastical odyssey designed to upend expectations at...

    The Barnum Museum Bookfair, Sept. 29 at Barnes & Noble in Westport

    The Barnum Museum Bookfair, Sept. 29 at Barnes & Noble in Westport
    The Barnum Museum got hit by a tornado a couple years back, which is totally crazy considering that tornadoes are extremely rare in these parts. Barnes & Noble in Westport will be hosting a Bookfair this Saturday to benefit the continuing recovery...

    Chris Augerson Talks About Restoring Artifacts at The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport

    Chris Augerson Talks About Restoring Artifacts at The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport
    It's been a tough two years for the Barnum Museum since an unlikely tornado touched down and caused all kinds of damage to irreplacable artifacts in its collection. Artifact conservator Chris Augerson has been working to restore artifacts, like the horse-...

    The Evolution of Christmas at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion in Norwalk

    The Evolution of Christmas at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion in Norwalk
    Christmas wasn't always celebrated quite like it is today in America, what with all the Black Friday Walmart tramplings and whatnot. But even more pleasant things, like an electrically-lighted Christmas tree, are only relatively new developments,...