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.

October 12, 2017
  • Lost and Found - Laura Merritt diary with slides presented by Karl & Margie Kindt

    October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Schlafly Library 225 North Euclid Avenue St. Louis MO 63108

    Laura’s journal gives a wonderfully full and comprehensive rendering of the experience. Though a young and schooled only through the eighth grade, Laura was a bright and talented writer who kept good records of what she saw each day at the Fair. With a whole month to explore the Fair, Laura's journal gives a wonderfully full and comprehensive rendering of the experience. The Public Library's images from glass slides will provide incredible insight into her visit, complementing her extensive diary.

    Because she enjoyed so many days at the Fair, there is hardly an aspect that Laura does not tough upon. And because they were a farm family with modest means who no doubt sacrificed to make the trip, she was determined to make the most of every day and squeeze the fullest experience into every moment. An astute, careful eyewitness to history, she thrived on interacting and dialogue with others, especially the foreigners in the booths.

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November 15, 2017
  • Germany at the Fair presented by Max Storm

    November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Max Storm will provide us with insight into Germany's extensive exhibits at the Fair, from the Fair's most expensive restaurant to their numerous exhibits in the Fair's Palaces.

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December 1, 2017
  • Closing Day Observance Banquet

    December 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Concordia Seminary Koburg Hall 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105

    Closing Day Observance Banquet - RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

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