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Riotous Writing: P.T. Barnum's Herald of Freedom Exhibition

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 820 Main St Bridgeport CT 06604  See map

October 25, 2012 – January 4, 2013, Thursdays and Fridays, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


Riotous Writing: P.T. Barnum's Herald of Freedom Exhibition


Location: The Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport, (203) 331-1104


In 1831, a 21-year-old P.T. Barnum started his own newspaper, The Herald of Freedom, but soon found himself jailed for libel. In typical Barnum style, his release was marked with a grand parade. Rare examples of The Herald of Freedom will be displayed along with other documents and objects relating to Barnum's lesser-known careers. Visit www.barnummuseumexhibitions.org to view the virtual exhibition. This event is part of The Big Read, presented by the University of Bridgeport. FREE.

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