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Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m. At Home in Barnum's Iranistan: A Gathering Place for Family, Friends, and Neighbors-Sneak Peek
presented Adrienne Saint-Pierre, The Barnum Museum Curator. Usually when the museum references P. T. Barnum's first mansion, Iranistan, the focus is on its dramatic and unusual architecture, as it was a truly unique structure in Bridgeport's history. This month's Sneak Peek program explores some different topics, such as learning about the people who lived there both upstairs and downstairs, neighbors and visitors and the interior design along with the furnishings. All of these details give us a sense of what it might have been like to live in this palatial home. The talk also celebrates the Barnum family's grand house-warming party, which was held on November 14, 1848, and is presented in conjunction with a recently opened, temporary exhibit about Iranistan, featuring a large-scale model. No registration required. $3 Suggested Donation. Free for museum members.