7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level
In May 2017 the curtain came down on “the greatest show on earth”: the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This program takes a nostalgic look back at Ringling’s 146-year history. Born out of P.T. Barnum’s traveling “menagerie and museum,” the circus went on to thrill generations of Americans with a three-ring mix of crazy clowns, daredevil acrobats, and performing jungle beasts. Laid low by high costs and changing public tastes, the vanishing world under the “big top” lives on in some of our fondest childhood memories. No registration necessary.