Kathy Maher
The Barnum Museum
Executive Director

Kathleen Maher is celebrating 22 years as Executive Director of the Barnum Museum, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A noted authority on all things related to Phineas Taylor Barnum, she is a frequent guest historian on the History Channel, A & E, BBC, PBS and NPR, to name a few. Ms. Maher holds gubernatorial appointments to the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Council and the State Library and Museum of Connecticut History and Heritage. Under her leadership, the Barnum Museum is focusing on new and innovative methods of experience development, integrating history, arts, storytelling, gaming, science and technology to create a dynamic 21st century Museum for the future.

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