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.

August 16, 2019
  • St. Louis World's FARE

    August 16, 2019 - August 18, 2019 @ 

    The Society will be an event partner in the sixth annual St. Louis World’s Fare in Forest Park, from the World’s Fair pavilion at the top of the hill, down Government Hill. We will staff our booth with Society merchandise, WF memorabilia, and provide the historical perspective of the World’s Fair, which will include many local restaurants, music and bands, dance performances, sporting events and competitions, art exhibits, and a children’s activity area.
    This is a great way to learn more about the World's Fair, get to know other Society members, and share your knowledge with other people…and enjoy the food!

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August 19, 2019
  • Thomas Jefferson, American Visionary and Statesman

    August 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    St Louis Public Library (Schlafly Branch), 225 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

    Thomas Jefferson had an enormous influence on the early history of the United States: as a statesman, founding father, President, architect, and educator. He embodied the American spirit, and envisioned a democracy committed to and reliant on an educated public. Following his Presidency, he founded the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, which our presenter, Veronica Merril, attends. She will draw parallels between Jefferson’s pioneering design of UVA's grounds to his Monticello home, and provide background about the Louisiana Purchase, which was celebrated at the 1904 World’s Fair. Her specialization in architectural history allows for a unique perspective, speaking to the way that the architecture of Jefferson's University is a physical iteration of his visionary ideals for the United States. She plans to provide a wholistic understanding of Jefferson as a statesman, architect, and founding father, while also providing insight into his personal life.
    Veronica Merril is pursuing a double major in both Architectural History and Music at UVA. She is concentrating in Historic Preservation as a part of her degree program. Ms. Merril is a member of the “Thomas Jefferson Society of Architectural Historians" and has recently been named a Miller Arts Scholar. Her studies include specializations in the history of Virginia and American History. She also gives tours of the University, Jefferson’s 'Lawn and Academical Village,' to prospective students and visiting historians.

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September 11, 2019
  • Math and the Fair

    September 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63130, USA

    Presented by Dr. Kim Granger. The Math of the 1904 World's Fair presentation will walk you through some of the numbers of the Fair that might surprise you. Don't worry, you will not be called on to "do the math", but you are sure to find some of the numbers and math calculations of the fair to be intriguing. Be sure to bring your cell phone or tablet so that you can participate in the Math Quiz and test your knowledge of various numerical Fair Facts.
    Dr. Kim Granger is a professor of mathematics at the St. Louis Community College in Wildwood and is a World's Fair Enthusiast who enjoys sharing her love of numbers with audiences of all ages.

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October 7, 2019
  • Show and Tell

    October 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112, USA

    Our annual "members meeting" brings out wonderful stories and artifacts from the Fair, as many members bring some of their favorite Fair treasures to show and share. Come and learn about the incredible number of souvenir items that were produced for the best Fair ever! Members can bring up to 3 items, and spend a few minutes telling us about their treasures.
    Also, MHS members and other guests and attendees can not only bring a WF memorabilia item to show and share, they may talk with Society members about their memorabilia,
    Every year there's something new or unusual we’ve not seen before… interesting stories, too. Look through your collection, and bring an item or two to share.

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