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.

April 30, 2018
  • 1904 WFS Meeting Opening Day Celebration + Karl & Margie Kindt – Lost and Found: A Young Girl’s Journal and Glass Plate Images of the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis – Part 2

    April 30, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
    The Community Center located at The Heights 8001 Dale Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63117

    At this meeting, along with the celebration andrefreshments, Karl & Margie Kindt will present "A Young Girl’s Journaland Glass Plate Images of the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis – Part 2".

    Though young and schooled only through eighth grade, Laura was a bright and talented writer who kept good records of what she saw each day at the Fair. We'll finish revisiting Laura's Journey to the Fair, and learn about what happened to her after she returned to Iowa.

    With a whole month to explore theFair, Laura’s journal gives a wonderfully full and comprehensive rendering ofthe experience.  The Public Library'simages 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 of the Fair that Laura did not describe.  And because the Merritts were a farm familywith modest means who no doubt sacrificed to make the trip, Laura wasdetermined to make the most of every day and squeeze the fullest experienceinto every moment.  An astute, carefuleyewitness to history, she thrived on interacting and dialogue with others,especially the foreigners in the booths.  .

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June 9, 2018
  • 1904 WFS Picnic at Forest Park

    June 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Forest Park, Pavilion off of Government Drive. St. Louis, MO 63112

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