REMINDER! The circus is a world within a world filled with acrobats, clowns, tightrope walkers, aerialists, outrageous sideshows and more. When the final curtain fell on the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus in 2017, a 146-year American tradition came to an end. In this multi-media presentation, Marilyn traces the history of the circus from the days of the Greeks & Romans to the present. On our journey we will meet two of America's greatest showmen, P.T. Barnum and John Ringling who created the golden age of American circuses. We will also consider ethical issues surrounding the use of animals.
If you ever dreamed as a child about running away from home to join the circus, step right up & take a trip into this fascinating history.