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Fairy Wedding Tea

The Barnum Museum Foundation

Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Bridgeport, CT

Fairy Wedding Tea

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The Barnum Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of "The Fairy Wedding," an event that captured the nation's heart when celebrities Tom Thumb and his bride Lavinia Warren tied the knot amidst great fanfare. 

The Fairy Wedding Tea on Sunday, February 24th will feature music of the period performed by the Weston High School Orchestra under the direction of Erik Paul, including the wedding waltz arranged in honor of the little couple, an illustrated lecture by scholar Mellissa Huber about the lavish wedding and Lavinia Warren's influence on American fashion, and an exhibition of original artifacts that belonged to the famous, tiny couple. 

Join us for tea and cakes and learn about a celebration so big it pushed news of the Civil War off the front page of the papers!

Have questions about Fairy Wedding Tea? Contact The Barnum Museum Foundation

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The Barnum Musuem
People's United Bank Gallery
820 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)


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