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Bridgeport
Barnum Museum
820 Main Street
Bridgeport CT 06604
Phone 203 331-1104
Web Site www.barnum-museum.org/
Description life and legacy of the great showman P T Barnum in 1893 structure, model 5-ring circus
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Famous People
Industry /Profession Circus
Collection G-M Models

Housatonic Museum of Art
900 Lafayette Boulevard
Bridgeport CT 06608
Phone 203 332-5000
Web Site www.hctc.com
Description contemporary American & European and African, Asian, South Sea ethnographic art
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Arts
Field of Study/Science Facility Ethnography
Era 19th & 20th

Connecticut
Brooklyn
New England Center for Contemporary Art
Route 169
248 Pomfret Road
Brooklyn CT  06234
Phone 860 774-8899
Web Site *****
Alt Web http://www.askasia.org/frclasrm/resorct/MC0078.htm
Description sculpture garden, Chinese, Papuan New Guinea art
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Arts
Collection N-Z Sculpture

Canterbury
Prudence Crandall Museum
Junction Routes 169 & 14
PO Box 58
Canterbury CT  06331
Phone 860 546-9916
Web Site http://www.chc.state.ct.us/Crandall%20Museum.htm
E-mail mailto:crndll@snet.net
Alt Web http://www.amistad.mysticseaport.org/forum/links/others/prudence.crandall.ht
Description site of first academy for black girls
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Schoolhouse
Group Identity African American
Research /Reading Library
Era 1833

Connecticut
Cornwall
Cornwall Historical Society
7 Pine Street
Box 115
Cornwall CT 06753
Phone
Web Site *****
Description foreign mission school, General John Sedgwick
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History

Danbury
Danbury Railway Museum
120 White Street
Danbury CT  06810
Phone 203 777-8337
Web Site http://www.danbury.org/drm
E-mail mailto:j.silbert@snet.net
Alt Web http://www.acorn-online.com/100thing.htm
Description located in renovated train depot, also features railyard and roundhouse, with trains running in the yard and periodic excursions
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Collection N-Z Rolling Stock
Research /Reading Library

Connecticut
Danbury Scott-Fanton Museum and Historical Society
43 Main Street
Danbury CT  06810
Phone 203 743-5200
Web Site http://www.danburyhistorical.org/
E-mail mailto:dmhs@danburyhistorical.org
Alt Web http://www.acorn-online.com/100scott.htm
Description museum located in Huntington Hall, also owns several other buildings, Revolutionary war artifacts, hatting industry
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Building Collection
Research /Reading Library

Military Museum of Southern New England
125 Park Avenue
Danbury CT  06810
Phone 203 790-9277
Web Site http://www.usmilitarymuseum.org/
Description military vehicles, collection heavy on WWII
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Military
Collection A-F Arms

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