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The Barnum Museum

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September 2017

Lecture: P.T. Barnum’s Ultimate Hoax

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Barnum Museum, 820 Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for a lecture by Dr. Lynn Sally of Fairfield Univeristy titled "P.T. Barnum’s Ultimate Hoax: “What Is It” & the Performance of Scientific Racism". A lesson in the great showman's history not to be missed! P.T. Barnum, the self-proclaimed “Prince of Humbugs,” was a master at publicity, showmanship, and manipulation, staging performances and exhibits that catered to while simultaneously creating public desires. The exhibits Barnum created, then, tell us as much about Americans’ fears and fascinations as they…

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