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Fiction vs Fact: The REAL Story Behind the REEL Story

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Have you seen the 20th Century Fox film The Greatest Showman yet and wondered about the accuracy of P.T. Barnum’s life and times? Join The Barnum Museum’s Executive Director, Kathleen Maher for an engaging journey through many key elements of the movie. From the depiction of Barnum’s childhood in Connecticut, to his final bow with the Greatest Show On Earth, the talk will expand on the tales set in the screenplay and reveal historic record of remarkable struggles and triumphs that is even more fantastic.

This is a free event, but registration is required.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Connecticut’s Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States