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May 24, 2012
Following a destructive tornado that tore through the museum in 2010, the Barnum Museum is still in the reparation process. In the meantime, visitors are encouraged to visit the museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture which are on display in a separate "evactuation" space while the historic portion of the building is repaired. Visitors may have the opportunity to observe a conservator at work on some of the artifacts that were damaged by the tornado, as well as see many items that have already received conservation treatments. Enter through the double doors at the back of the historic building, where it is connected to People's United Bank. The front doors are closed.
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