Chris Augerson

Chris Augerson (Promotional Photo / July 17, 2012)

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-drawn carriage of Tom Thumb and furniture from P.T. Barnum's Iranistan mansion. On Tuesday, visitors are welcome to enter the closed museum (go in the back door) for a talk by Augerson about the processes used to refurbish the details as they were a century ago, before they were partially-destroyed in epic, unfathomable, P.T. Barnum fashion.


The Barnum Museum

820 Main St., Bridgeport. (Enter through double glass doors in back where the building connects with People's United Bank.) Tue., July 24, 12:15 p.m. Free. (203) 331-1104,