The Historic Seelye House and the P. T. Barnum Collection

Barnum seatedVisit the historic Seelye House and see our very special permanent P. T. Barnum collection, generously donated by Laurence Gibson and Cynthia NeJame, and carefully and lovingly assembled over many years.

On view are important letters and correspondences, many of which highlight significant personal and pivotal events of the great showman’s life. Also included are rare broadsides, photographs, and cartes-de-visite, as well as artifacts from General Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind, and Commodore Nutt.

Open Hours: Monday  1-8 pm, Tuesday 1-5 pm, Wednesday  3-8 pm, Friday 10 am –2 pm,  Saturday 10 am-1 pm; and by special request.




First Floor Display Case December 2018



The handiwork of staff members Priscilla and Barbara is on display. Handmade pieces include crocheted and knitted blankets, sweaters, and stuffed toys. All are invited to join Barbara and Priscilla every Tuesday at 11 am for a drop-in knit and crochet session–all levels of experience welcome!