Visit 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.
Look closely at the assortment of old bottles and glass transformers collected by Tom Borysiewicz, our Adult Services Librarian. Then visit Tom at the Reference Desk and he will tell you more about them!
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!
On the first floor…
Enjoy the eye-catching acrylic paintings of Karyn Hazel, including several works inspired by Dias de los Muertos.
Appreciate artist Kathryn Olsen’s talent in acrylics, mixed media, and pen-and-ink.
Accessible Art Space
On the second floor…
Get a close-up view of Honorah O’Neill’s captivating creatures, including sculptures and paintings.