The Life and Legacy of P.T. Barnum
Thursday, May 9 – Free Lecture – 11:00 am
The Community Room of the Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT
Kathy Maher, Executive Director/Curator of the Barnum Museum will be presenting a special program, The Life and Legacy of P. T. Barnum. Ms. Maher’s talk will explore the many sides of P. T. Barnum and bring his spirit back to life for attendees. Barnum’s name alone conjures up ideas of imagination and extravagance. Known to most of the world as the “Great American Showman”, Barnum did more than create shows of curiosities and oddities. He served the Bridgeport community as Mayor, an urban developer, educator, philanthropist and benefactor. P. T. Barnum embraced the dream of a truly democratic nation, and in doing so, inspired a place of opportunity, knowledge and wonder.
Vintage Baseball Game at Veteran’s Park
July 13th (rain date July 20th)
(366 Sport Hill Rd, Easton, CT – behind the Easton Community Center on the grounds with Helen Keller Middle School. Use the HKMS drive entrance.)
The Friends of Vintage Baseball, a reenactment group, will hold two exhibition games in Easton on the field behind the Easton Community Center for all to enjoy. This group promotes living history by bringing the 19th Century to life through baseball events that use the rules, costumes, equipment, and culture of the 1860 to 1880’s. The games provide enjoyment for all ages. Between the games, children will be invited onto the field to learn the rules of the 19thCentury baseball game.
The first game starts at 11:00 AM and the second will follow at 12:30 PM. Each game will follow different rules based on the many changes that occurred during the 19th Century as baseball was beginning to capture America’s imagination.
Admission fees: Adults and Children over 5 years old: $ 5.00, Families of 4 or more: $20.00, Children under 5: Free.
There are concessions, rest rooms, and handicapped parking available.
This event is made possible by the generous support of Easton Parks and Recreation.