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Additional News!

New Signs

The International Circus Hall of Fame will be installing some new Aluminum, 18″ x 24″ historical signs on the existing buildings during work week. These signs will help tell the story of the activities that occurred at the American Circus Corporation winter quarters.

Many Thanks

We would like to Publicly Thank the many contributors that help the International Circus Hall of Fame throughout the course of the year. Your response to the Wheel Fund to repair the Robbins Bros. baggage wagon wheels included a $500.00 donation from the  Beta Gamma Chapter of the PSI IOTA XI Sorority and a $600.00 donation from the Circus Fans Association. There was also a Matching $500.00 Donation from an anonymous donor plus several other contributors. All of this is greatly appreciated.

Work Week in May

The International Circus Hall of Fame holds a work week annually in May. This year it is from May 1st to May 7th. Volunteers from all corners of the Earth are encouraged to come help for a day or two, maybe just a couple hours or perhaps all week long. It’s a labor of love. Projects are set-up based on priorities and time available. Wagons get re-painted, lettered, cleaned, maintained, displays get worked on, weeds cut down and repairs along with construction occurs. We hope you can join us, ANYTIME, May 1st – 7th, 2017. Please EMAIL us at the Hall of Fame if you can come help.

( Dave Lorbeske Photo )


The American Circus Corporation Two Arch Cage

On March 12, 2017, the former Cap Curtis built cage was loaded up on a trailer to be taken to an Amish wagon master who will rebuild the undercarriage, remove the large steel pieces and restore it to the original spring built suspension. This is the only wagon in Peru that was originally built in the Wagon Shop barn at the International Circus Hall of Fame. This is also referred to as the North Barn. This is another great step in helping preserve the American Circus as known in Peru, Indiana.

( John Wright photos )