Hartford Times photograph by Marshall Wice, circa 1970s. Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library

Barnum & Bailey Circus
(mini exhibit)

December 11, 2017 – January 20, 2018

Dwight Branch Library
7 New Park Avenue, Hartford, CT

In anticipation of the film, The Greatest Showman, the Dwight Branch Library will display historical images of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus courtesy of the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library. The film follows circus producer and Connecticut native P.T. Barnum, who was born in Bethel and buried in Bridgeport, CT. During the final exhibit week (January 16-20, 2018), an original Hartford circus poster will be on display.