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Barnum Museum Facing up to $17M Repair Bill

The Barnum Museum in Hartford CT is facing repairs expected to be in the region of $15 to $17 million after after tornado damage.

The Barnum Museum is hosting a press conference on Friday February 25 at 11 a.m. to make major announcements regarding the progress made in the restoration of the building and the collection. Also during the press conference, the appointment of an internationally recognized restoration architecture firm will be announced.

“The Barnum Museum is one of the City’s most famous landmarks, as well as home to an important collection of artifacts of one our most famous residents,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “We want to see the building restored and will assist as much as possible in getting the doors open again so Kathy and her staff can return to their museum ‘home’ ”

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