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The Miracle of Christmas Village Book Signing with Former Mayor Leonard S. Paoletta and Author Michael Daly.

January 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“The Miracle of Christmas Village” Book Signing

There will be discussion and book signing opportunity at The Barnum Museum at 820 Main Street in Bridgeport featuring the newly released book, “The Miracle of Christmas Village,” on Thursday, January 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. Book Signing with Former Mayor Leonard S. Paoletta and Author Michael Daly. Free admission, but books will be available for purchase including autographs at the event, but books also may be purchased on-line at amazon.com. In a tired New England industrial city like Bridgeport, Conn., some kids got only one shot at Christmas – Christmas Village, a seasonal Santa’s workshop tucked away in a city park and run by the Police Athletic League. In December 1982, just days before Christmas Village’s scheduled opening, a twisted arsonist burned it to the ground, incinerating the modest gifts, the animated figures and, most importantly, dashing the hopes of some kids and their families for Christmas. A determined mayor would not let that be. “The Miracle of Christmas Village” is a story that President Ronald Reagan called “…just one of the most inspiring Christmas stories I’ve heard in years and years and years.” America agreed. There is no registration required.  The event is free to everyone, but as always members and children under 12 are free. No Registration Required


January 11, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm