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 efforts. Museum representatives will be on hand to discuss the methods used to save one-of-a-kind artifacts from Bridgeport's colorful past, and a portion of all sales will go toward the Barnum Museum Recovery Fund throughout the day if you mention it at the registers before making your purchase. Bridgeport historian Michael Bielawa (pictured) will also be present to sign his book Wicked Bridgeport... where true crime meets the paranormal that explores the Park City's sinister past including pirates, gangsters, bizarre Victorian murders and rumors of a doctor who attempted to reanimate the dead.
Barnes & Noble, 1076 Post Road East, Westport. Sat., Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. (203) 221-9192, bn.com/bookfairs.