September 6, 2016


The 1904 World’s Fair Society has monthly meetings with programs on various topics relating to the Fair.

It has always been a tradition of the organization to have a meeting on April 30th to celebrate “opening day”, (the day the fair opened, April 30th,1904), and to have a “closing day” banquet on December 1st (the day the fair closed, December 1st 1904) .

Most meetings have a drawing for an attendance prize for members attending the meeting. You may register every time you attend a meeting at the reception table near the door.  Attending more meetings will give you more opportunities to win.  Attendance prizes will vary. Often they will match the subject of the meeting.  You must be present to win.

The meetings are always well attended with people very knowledgeable about the fair. Please feel free to attend and ask questions. Visitors are always welcome.

November 13, 2019
  • Gerhard Sisters - Eyes on the 1904 World's Fair

    November 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Grant View Library, 9700 Musick Ave, St. Louis, MO 63123, USA

    The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago wanted to employ a photographer to capture the images of the “tribes of the world” which would be on display at the 1904 World's Fair. They hired the Gerhard sisters, who employed "Naturalness"; a term that described their style to capture the “soul of the subject”. A stray hair or blemish was left in place to allow the subject to be totally natural and at ease to be photographed. This was a departure from most photography studios of the time, and made the sisters a perfect fit for this work. They captured many memorable images of the people from various cultures that were brought to the Fair. Presented by our own Dan Fuller.

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December 1, 2019
  • Annual Closing Day Banquet

    December 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Moulin Events and Meetings, 2017 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA

    We close the year with our traditional celebration on the date the Fair closed. This year, we'll again meet at Moulin Events on Chouteau Av. There will be time for gathering and fellowship, a cash bar, a scrumptious meal, attendance prizes, attendee gifts, entertainment, and President Mike Truax will present our 2019 Year in Review.

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