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Adrienne
Moderator
Female
About Me



How are you connected to PT Barnum?

I'm the Collections Manager at the Barnum Museum!  Currently I am working to ensure the safe removal of artifacts from the historic museum building, which was struck by a tornado in June 2010.  I am also working with conservators to address the damage issues on a variety of artifacts that were affected by the tornado.

 


Ashley Beal
Administrator
Female
About Me

Hello,

 

 

 

 

I'm Ashley Beal and I am the social media intern for the summer. I recently graduated from St. John's University with my B.A. in Anthropology and minor in Sociology. I plan on pursuing my career in either Forensic Anthropology or Curatorial work in a natural history/ science museum. If there is any way I can combine the two together that would make my career even better. I grew up in Bridgeport and now reside in West Haven. I have always loved the Barnum museum especially the miniature circus as a child.

 


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JTSwing
Moderator
Male
About Me

I'm learning more about P.T. Barnum every day!


How are you connected to PT Barnum?

I started as the Business Manager at The Barnum Museum in January, 2012.


JaimeMK
Member
Female
About Me

Director of Education at The Barnum Museum



Jenny Dressel
Administrator
Female
About Me

I am a History major from Fairfield University and I am excited to get involved in the history of Barnum and Bridgeport!


How are you connected to PT Barnum?

I am currently working as the Education Intern here at the Barnum Museum. I will be helping this summer to create lessons for grade K-8 students who come to visit in order to help them better understand museums and artifacts.


Kevin James
Member
Male
About Me

I am a professional magician, inventor and collector of the strange and unusual.


Are there specific collections you would like to see highlighted from the Museum?

everything

How are you connected to PT Barnum?

I am a distant relative of P.T. Barnum. I have lots of similarities with Barnum's career. I have had a little person as an assistant in my show for nearly 30 years. I have a very keen interest in any unusual. I love sideshow and it's history.


Lindsay Heffernan
Member
Female
About Me

I'm the Executive Administrator at the Barnum Museum



Mark
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Male
About Me



How are you connected to PT Barnum?

Friend of the Cardiff Giant!


Melissa Houston
Site Owner
About Me

I am the registrar at the Barnum Museum.  Days are filled with filing paperwork including research on objects in our collection as well as managing the reoganization of our storage.  My previous career was as a high school history teacher, which solidified my love and mastery of history.  I have one son who has come to work with me and attended history conferences all at the ripe old age of nine months!


How are you connected to PT Barnum?

I handle his personal belongings and ensure his legacy on a daily basis.


Sebastian Dumoulin
Moderator
Male
27 years old
About Me

Came back for round two! I am the current "Weekend Manager" at the museum!


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charity armstrong
Member
Female
71 years old
About Me

I live in Spring Green, WI.  I have recently retired as an administrator and moved to the country.  I play piano and sing in two jazz groups:  one in Spring Green (Chichi's Jazz Trio) and one in Chicago (Chichi's Chacha).

I am married, have one son (Matthew Armstrong) and a 2-year old grandson (Reese Armstrong).

 


How are you connected to PT Barnum?

He is my great-great-great grandfather.


groovymini
Member
Female
56 years old
About Me

Collect postcards and ephemera for Norwalk, CT amusement park "Roton Point" which

was an amusement park from late 1800's until 1941, also the Steamship Belle Island which was owned by the park.




karen
Member
Female
59 years old

Margaret Frattaroli
Member
Female
About Me

I am the Barnum Museum's Social Media Intern for the Summer.  I come from across the bridge in Stratford, CT.



patrick mcgrath
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Male
32 years old
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