The PT Barnum Museum located on 820 Main Street in Bridgeport is hosting two holiday events that detail traditions that began in the Victorian times and are still celebrated today.
On December 10 at 12:15 for example, guests will get a sneak peek at the Barnum Museum. This free event is open to the public and will explore the fact that Christmas as we know it today is really a wonderful creation dating back to the Victorian times. The tradition of the Christmas tree, gift-giving and joyous celebrations with family and friends began in America in the mid 19th-century. Join the museum staff as they showcase some holiday costumes and finery that speak to the opulence of the holiday season!
On December 14 at 2 p.m. the musuem is celebrating the season with journey back in time. Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season for an hour or so while listening to the lecture by Museum Director Kathy Maher. She will present the evolution of the tales and traditions of the Victorian Age Christmas. There is no registration but a $5 donation is suggested. The museum is free for kids under 12.
For more information about the P.T. Barnum Museum visit http://www.barnum-museum.org.
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