Museums like the Barnum and the Bruce are not enjoying the best of times these days. The Fairfield County Business Journal explores the alliance that many museums have formed.The Barnum is one of the latest members of the gang.
The Barnum’s Kathleen Maher, who is executive director and curator, joined the alliance in time for the 200th birthday of the Barnum’s namesake. For a special exhibit on P.T. Barnum’s life and legend, opening July 25, she wants to cast a wide net.
“One thing we’ve paid close attention to is how broad our reach is – into Westchester, New York City, New Jersey and even Long Island, because of the ferry,” she tells the Journal. “Barnum’s story is not local. We get emails from all over the world.”