Friends of Jacoby presents 1904 World's Fair in Forest Park, A Fair to Remember, a multi-media program by Historian-Storyteller-Musician, Dee Ban on Wednesday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Jacoby Arts Center.
Count on being captivated by our March program on the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair-an event that historians call "the most spectacular World's Fair ever." To create the 1200 acre fairgrounds, 10,000 workers transformed swamps and thickets in Forest Park and Clayton into a fairyland of classical buildings, lush gardens, and winding waterways. More than 12 million visitors were awed by the splendor and endless displays of new inventions.
Historian Dee Ban vividly conveys the spectacle of the Fair and the spirit of the era. Ban is a well-know storyteller and talented authoharp musician who combines those skills in her unique and highly entertaining approach to teaching history. She tells the fascinating story of the Fair with slide images, popular music of the period, and a narrative packed with intriguing stories. You'll even hear the true story behind the invention of the ice cream cone.
Open to the public. Bring your friends and enjoy this fun event. Admission is $10 for Friends of Jacoby members; $12 non-members. Please make reservations in advance at 618-462-5222. Call Wed-Sat from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m.