September 6, 2016

Calendar

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.

February 15, 2022
  • Sculpture at the World's Fair

    February 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    via Zoom

    You've seen pictures of the Fair's large palaces, Festival Hall, and the Pike.  You have probably noticed that every view of the Fair included lots of large, magnificent sculptures?  Staff statues were all over the fairgrounds, and were also placed around and even on top of the buildings. How were they made?  How were they moved?  And how were they placed?

    Society President Mike Truax will take you on a unique tour of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, examining how the statues were designed and constructed.  You'll also see many of both the common and unusual statuary throughout the Fairgrounds. And Mike will tell how many famous Victorian-era sculptors that contributed to the 1904 Fair also accomplished many other famous sculptures of American art.

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