On February 18, 1861,
In a world of political unrest and domestic upheaval, the security of the family and the cohesion of the community were suddenly assaulted by the overwhelming necessity of supplying the continually increasing war machine with food, arms, uniforms, and medical supplies, as well as moral support. Thousands of men throughout the north were called to arms, and the citizens of
Proceed to Bridgeport War Machine.
Visit the Virtual Exhibits for objects from the Barnum Museum's collection.
The Barnum Museum
820 Main Street
Hours: 11-3 Thur & Fri
The People's United Bank Gallery, located at the back of the building is open and free to the public to view the restoration and conservation process. The Barnum Museum's historic building remains closed to the public following tornado damage suffered on June 24, 2010.
Visit www.barnum-museum.org for more information.