Timothy Noel Tegge - Reckless Beauty and Mounting Laughter
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 28, for Thanksgiving.
Born to a circus-clown father, Timothy Noel Tegge began performing in the ring by age 5. Today, while still working as a clown, he also acts as a circus illusionist, ringmaster, and performance director—and is curator of the Tegge Circus Archives, a repository of circus posters and ephemera he began collecting as a child.
Tegge speaks about his experiences in the circus and provides background on many of the objects from his archives, which are on display in the Reckless Beauty and Mounting Laughter exhibit at the Central Library.