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.

March 8, 2020
  • That Fabulous Summer (movie)

    March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112, USA

    Narrator Larry Storch takes the viewer back in time to the greatest World’s Fair of them all, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.  Through hundreds of original photographs and rare motion picture film, the viewer is taken for a tour of the Fair: strolls near the magnificent Palaces and fountains, a ride in a gondola on a lagoon, enjoying the sights on the Pike, and going past the enormous Ferris Wheel.  The only thing missing is the Ice Cream Cone!

    This is one of several films about St. Louis history commissioned by Laclede Gas in the mid-1960s, and produced by Charles Guggenheim, who is one of the most honored documentary filmmakers in the history of Academy Awards.  He has 12 nominations, and won four Oscars. Guggenheim also produced the seminal film about the construction of the St.Louis Arch, Monument to the Dream.

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April 30, 2020
  • Opening Day

    April 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    THE HEIGHTS, 8001 Dale Ave, St. Louis, MO 63117, USA

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May 20, 2020
  • DeCubertin was a Jerk (Olympics)

    May 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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