The 1904 World’s Fair Society has monthly membership meetings with programs on various topics relating to the Fair.

It has always been a tradition of the organization to have a meeting near the end of April to celebrate “opening day”, (the day the fair opened, April 30th,1904), and to have a “closing day” banquet in December (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.

July 9, 2024
  • The Astounding World's Fair

    July 9, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112, USA

        Prepare to be amazed as Mike Truax, president of the 1904 World’s Fair Society, shares numerous little-known stories about the Fair.  You’ll see the Fair's construction, its countless exhibits and buildings, the famed Ferris wheel, and what happened when the Fair ended. You'll depart knowing many things that few St. Louisans know about the Fair.

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July 20, 2024
  • Glen Echo Golf Course and The 1904 Olympics

    July 20, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Glen Echo Country Club, 3401 Lucas and Hunt Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121, USA

    This meeting is for members and their guests only.  
    Since 2024 is an Olympics year, it’s a Society tradition to recall the landmark 1904 Olympics held in St. Louis in conjunction with the 1904 Olympics (and World’s Fair).
        Tim Barker of the Glen Echo GC will give us a history and background of this famous Golf Course.
        Later, Charter Member and former Bulletin Editor Larry Gross will review the 1904 games, building on the remarkable Power Point presentation developed by Society Founder Max Storm. Max gathered many photos of the athletes of the Third Olympiad, which you’ll enjoy seeing.
        In recent years, the 1904 Olympic games have taken some knocks for the handling of some aspects.  However, the St. Louis Olympics added a notable chapter in the evolution of this great sporting tradition.  Find out about the innovations and accomplishments of the Olympiad that was held right here in St. Louis.
        The 2024 Summer Olympics (officially the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, and commonly known as Paris 2024), is scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in France, with Paris as the main host city and 16 other cities hosting portions of the games.

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