Event Date: Wednesday Jun. 12th, 2019
Event Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Host: Blyth Festival
It’s one of the biggest stories in the history of South Western Ontario. Literally.
In the early fall of 1885, P.T. Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth toured South Western Ontario, playing to sold out crowds. On the bill, among the snake charmer, the aerialists, the tightrope walkers, the contortionists, and the famous bearded lady, Annie Jones, were 28 elephants led by the world renowned Jumbo.
Between their stops in Guelph and London, Barnum’s circus played the bustling railroad city of St. Thomas, Ontario to standing ovations. But on that fateful night, when the circus cars were being packed back up, an unscheduled freight train, traveling unbreakably fast through the railyard, ended the career, and the life, of the biggest superstar in the world.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Location: Blyth Memorial Community Hall , 431 Queen Street, Blyth, ON N0M 1H0
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