A new exhibition, "Barnum's World of Wonders!", is being prepared in the museum’s gallery, thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation.
Scheduled to open to the public in mid-October, “Barnum's World of Wonders!” will provide the Museum with the opportunity to re-engage with the community and provide enriching educational events, activities and programs. Barnum's World of Wonders will feature many of the extraordinary items in the Barnum Museum's collection pertaining to P. T. Barnum and his associates, especially Bridgeport native Tom Thumb. Key artifacts such as carriages, Tom Thumb's miniature furniture, a centaur skeleton, and a FEJEE mermaid replica will be on continuous display.