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A Day at 1893 World’s Fair
May 9
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

A Day at 1893 World’s Fair


Delve into the history of the most famous event in Chicago history: the World’s Colombian Exposition of 1893 while staying safe at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. 27 million visitors attended the World’s Fair in 1893, catapulting Chicago from regional commercial hub to global metropolis. The talk explores why the Fair happened, what it looked like, what visitors saw in the grand exhibition halls, the food and drink they enjoyed, and that wonder of its age, the original Ferris Wheel. The talk is adapted from our 1893 World’s Fair Tour, which will be available again when the lockdown concludes.


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