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Barnum Museum Presents The Divine Jenny Lind
June 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
P.T. Barnum Presents the Divine Jenny Lind! Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM Kathleen Maher, Executive Director of the Barnum Museum Winner of an American Association of State and Local History Award, Kathy Maher highlights the amazing story of one of the most successful collaborations in musical history! Barnum created a musical and cultural sensation of singer Jenny Lind, whom he paid an unprecedented thousand dollars a night (some $30,000 in today’s dollars) to tour America in the early 1850’s. The “Swedish Nightingale” was then unknown in the United States, but thanks to Barnum’s promotion the singer – lauded for her wholesomeness and devotion to charity as well as her operatic voice – became the hottest ticket anywhere. Join us for a riveting presentation of the Jenny Lind/Barnum story and enjoy musical interludes that engage the senses and embraces the melodic sounds of a Jenny Lind performance. No registration required. $5.00 Suggested Donation; free to members and children under 12