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.

June 19, 2023
  • One Day at the 1904 World's Fair

    June 19, 2023 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
    St. Louis Public Library - Buder Library, 4401 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109, USA

    Carole Shelton will give a presentation about "One Day at the World's Fair", examining the truths and myths of the day African Americans were to be allowed into the1904 World’s Fair.  We’ll learn what really happened in St. Louis on Thursday, July 13, 1904.

    Carole is a Missouri Storyteller and works with the Humanities Council; she is a retired educator from the St. Louis City Schools.  As a professional storyteller for more than twenty-five years and author, she shares the real-life experiences, myths, legends, and folk tales of historical women of St. Louis such as Annie Malone.

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July 18, 2023
  • Constructing the 1904 World's Fair; and Park Restoration

    July 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112, USA

    Many St. Louisans don’t know why and how the 1904 World’s Fair was held.  Who paid for it, and how was it was constructed?  How long did it take to build?  Why weren’t more buildings built to last?  Exactly where were the Fair’s buildings located?  How were the buildings constructed?  And after the Fair closed, what happened to the Fair buildings?
    These answers and many other interesting and amazing facts and images about the Fair’s construction and demolition will be presented by Mike Truax.  Attendees will see the “story behind the Fair”, and they will even learn what happened to the Ferris Wheel and the 70-ton axle.
    Mike Truax is the current President of the 1904 World’s Fair Society, whose mission is to preserve the memory and memorabilia of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

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