The Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893

Date:
Thursday, 11/01/2018
Time: 6:00 pm

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The Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus landing in the New World, was a landmark event in United States History.  Never before had this nation undertaken so ambitious a task as a world’s fair on this scale.  The Exposition covered more than 600 acres; a work force of 40,000 worked a year and a half 24×7 for 10 cents a day; almost 200 new buildings were planned.  The Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building was the largest building in the world covering 44 acres; buildings from 44 states and from 46 countries, their products and their cultures were on display.  Dubbed “The White City”, the Fair drew more than 27,000,000 people from all over the world.  Electricity, especially the electric light were among chief technologies at the Fair.  George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison vied for preeminence.  Please join historian John Hauger for this slide show presentation and learn more about this momentous event in Chicago’s history. Memorabilia will be on display.

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6:00 PM 6:00 PM America/Detroit The Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893

The Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus landing in the New World, was a landmark event in United States History.  Never before had this nation undertaken so ambitious a task as a world’s fair on this scale.  The Exposition covered more than 600 acres; a work force of 40,000 worked […]

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