History of Traveling Shows In America
International Independent Showmen’s Museum Keeps Early Form of Entertainment Alive
Long ago, when the country was still young and everything was infinitely possible, mile long railroad trains loaded with colorful wagons full of exotic mysteries traveled through the darkness of night bringing the only form of entertainment that many in early America would ever experience.
Remembering this important part of Americana and the interesting people who spent their lives being a part of it is what the International Independent Showmen’s Museum is all about. It is a museum that showcases those early forms of entertainment in America. As the talker standing on the bally stage would have told you “The Big Show is On The Inside.”
Come visit me and see firsthand, the real history of traveling shows in America and the mark that all the hard working people left here in the Tampa Bay, Gibsonton and Riverview, Florida area at The International Independent Showmen’s Museum.