The Spectacular Collection — From the time of Rickett’s Circus in 1793 (the first circus in the United States), circuses have included a spectacular feature. Spectaculars embody dazzling, astonishing and awe-inspiring performances from high-flying trapeze artists to equestrian acrobats. These extravaganzas transport people out of their lives into a world of imagination, danger, and beauty. Like the world-famous spectaculars that served as inspiration, this collection is full of lavish displays of color, sparkle and pageantry. From Lambs & Dragons in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society.