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Barnum Museum receives $40,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation

The Barnum Museum has been awarded $40,000 from the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) to be used to match a $100,000 Endangered Building Grant received from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. This grant was awarded in the fall of 2010 to assist with an extensive architectural review necessary to determine the full scope of the museum’s structural damage which occurred during the June 24, 2010 tornado in Bridgeport CT.

The Barnum Museum is closed in order to preserve the collection and repair the building structure following tornado damage suffered last summer. None of the exhibits illustrating P.T. Barnum’s extraordinary business and personal accomplishments will be open until a to be determined time. Before planning a visit, please check the website or call 203-331-1104 to learn some of the many interesting facts or history related to P.T. Barnum.

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