Monday, May 20, 2024
Barnum's Bridgeport

OCTOBER 14, 1988: Beau Bridges Visits the Bridgeport History Center

In October of 1988, actor Beau Bridges visited the Bridgeport History Center to research a new role that he was taking on for television; the Life of P. T. Barnum.  The actor visited the Bridgeport History Center and the Barnum Museum in order to research and investigate P.T. Barnum’s life do that he could fully immerse himself in the role.



Mary Witkowski
Mary K. Witkowski is the former Bridgeport City Historian and the Department Head of the Bridgeport History Center, Emeritus. She is the author of Bridgeport at Work, and the co-author with Bruce Williams of Bridgeport on the Sound. Mary has had a newspaper column in the Bridgeport News, a blog for the Connecticut Post, and a weekly spot on WICC. She continues to be involved in many community based activities and initiatives on local history and historic preservation.