Barnum Museum Undergoes Restoration
I recently joined with legislative colleagues at a Barnum Museum walk-through. Since the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the museum has been struggling with reconstruction. As a historic site, all work has to conform to the highest standards. The walk-through served to highlight the ongoing construction - here we are standing under the historic Barnum dome.
The Barnum Museum is a one-of-a kind attraction unique to Bridgeport. P.T. Barnum, who commissioned the building, was an American showman and businessman; among many things, he founded the Barnum & Bailey Circus, Bridgeport Hospital, and also served as Mayor of Bridgeport for a time.