Curious Historian

Stories on local history

Bridgeport Presidential Visits

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Excitement!  President Obama is coming to town! The question has arisen several times over the last few weeks…what presidents came to visit Bridgeport over the years?  We know that George Washington, our first president came here ins 1789. And Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln came to Bridgeport in 1860 and had his first plate of fried oysters. Before becoming President, […] [Read More]
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Robert Pelton

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Left to Right: Unknown, James J. Managan,III, Mayor Leonard S. Paoletta and Robert S. Pelton, Curator. Reviewing the reovation plans 1984. Photograph Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library   In 1987, when I first started my job, as a native of Michigan, I did not know anything about Bridgeport,Connecticut other than the fact that P.T. […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport History Highlight

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See www.bridgeportpubliclibrary.org for further information as the year continues.   From the 1936 Bridgeport Municipal Register: “On November 20, 1935 the library opened to the public a room dedicated to the memory of the late Henry A. Bishop who was the president of the Board of Directors of the library nine years.  This room contains historical […] [Read More]
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