820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203)-331-1104.
2 p.m. Kathleen Maher, Executive Director of The Barnum Museum, will present The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Maher will present an illustrated talk about the life and times of P.T. Barnum from his early life in Bethel, CT to his circus venture during his later years of life. Maher's talk will explore the many sides of P.T. Barnum and bring his spirit back to life in Bridgeport. The name alone conjures ideas of imagination and extravagance. Known to most of the world as the 'Great American Showman,' Barnum did more than create shows of curiosities and oddities. P. T. Barnum embraced the dream of a truly democratic nation, and in doing so, inspired a new American society to reach beyond the limits of ordinary expectations and to see the world as a place of opportunity and wonder. $5 admission, Free to Museum members.