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The Barnum Museum - Special Holiday Events 2014
 
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Celebrate the Season at The Barnum Museum
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2 p.m.
 
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A wonderful diversion from holiday hustle and bustle, Celebrate the Season is a fascinating journey back in time to festivities of bygone days. Museum Director Kathy Maher will present the evolution of the tales and traditions of the Victorian Age Christmas.
 
No registration required. $5 Suggested Donation. Free for museum members and kids under 12. 
 
 
From its opening on February 18, 1893 to present day, The Barnum Museum has been committed to the preservation and interpretation of Bridgeport's industrial and social history, as well as being an outstanding educational resource for students of all ages.  Designed by the architectural firm Longstaff & Hurd, the Museum was originally named The Barnum Institute of Science and History.
 
The Barnum Museum has three floors of absolutely fascinating exhibits that illustrate the extraordinary life of Phineas Taylor Barnum. P.T. Barnum, one-term mayor of Bridgeport and four-term member of the Connecticut General Assembly, was born July 5, 1810 in Bethel and died April 7, 1891 in Bridgeport. The original museum building, owned by the City of Bridgeport, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is handicap accessible.
 
Directions to Barnum Museum
 
From I-95 heading South: Take Exit 27 (Lafayette Boulevard) stay to the left when ramp forks.  Take a left at the end of the ramp, onto Lafayette Boulevard.  Go under the turnpike to the light, staying in the center lane.  Take the far left onto South Frontage Road (note: the near left takes you back onto I-95).  At the second traffic light, take a left onto Main Street.  Go under the turnpike and past the light.  The Museum is on the right.
 
From I-95 heading North: Take Exit 27 (Lafayette Boulevard) continue straight to 5th traffic light to Main Street. Turn left on Main. The Museum is on the right.
 
From Route 8-25 heading South: Take Exit 3 (Main Street and Washington Avenue) stay in left lane, following Main Street South signs. Continue on Main for about 1.5 miles. Museum is on the left.
 
From Merritt Parkway (Route 15) heading South: Take Exit 52 to Route 8-25 Connector, toward Bridgeport. Stay on Route 8-25 South and follow directions above.
 
From Merritt Parkway (Route 15) heading North: Take Exit 49S to Route 8-25 Connector toward Bridgeport. Stay on Route 8-25 South and follow directions above.
 
There is metered parking in front of the Museum, and the Harbor Yard municipal parking garage is located at Main and Water streets.
 
By Train: Metro North Railroad and Amtrak trains stop at Bridgeport Transportation Station.
 
By Bus: Greyhound and Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority buses stop at Bridgeport Bus Terminal.
 
By Ferry: Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Co. ferry boats stop at Bridgeport Dock.
 
From the above three modes of transportation: Cross Water Street, walk two blocks to Main Street, turn left on Main. Museum is two blocks on the left.
 
 
The Barnum Museum
820 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
 
Main Phone Number: (203) 331-1104
 
General Questions and Comments: info@barnum-museum.org
 
 
 
Images and descriptions on this page are used by permission of The Barnum Museum, and are protected under United States Copyright Laws. For information contact The Barnum Museum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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