Lesson plans, worksheets, and documents to help teachers augment their classroom with information on PT Barnum, the Industrial Revolution, the Civil War, the circus, and Bridgeport Connecticut.
Civil War: Hardtack Math
This worksheet provides a picture of the hardtack in the Barnum Museum's collection along with a brief description of the item followed by data from 1860 and a series of math problems all centered on this artifact.
Visit Disabilities Studies for Teachers for a unit on Barnum, Tom Thumb, and Lavinia. The lessons provide primary and secondary sources to examine the displaying of disabled people in the mid-19th century. The website was created by the Center for Human Policy at the Syracus University.
Membership applications, donation forms, loan forms, and deed of gift information are all available digitally. Please contact the Museum for specific information on the use of this paperwork and any questions you may have.
Deed of Gift
For use with donations to the Barnum Museum. Please contact the Museum to ensure that you properly fill out the information. As a cultural institution, the Barnum Museum cannot provide information on the monetary value of your donation.