Circuses, expositions, and other forms of popular entertainment enchanted Western audiences with exotic peoples from faraway places in the nineteenth century. These entertainments had a profound impact on the way Westerners perceived the peoples of other parts of the world.
During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the American circus was the nation’s most popular form of entertainment. Join us for this lecture by Janet M. Davis is Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Friends of the Library are invited to meet with experienced Librarians leading behind-the-scenes tours, lectures, and receptions showcasing the Library’s unique collections.
The Ringling and all of its venues are closed today. Happy Thanksgiving!
Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holiday season and help support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties. Visit during extended evening hours and enjoy holiday music and performances by local elementary, middle and high schools.
The Ringling and all of its venues are closed today. Happy Holidays!
The Ringling and all its venues be closed on New Years Day, January 1. We will re-open on January 2. Happy New Year!