New York World’s Fair 1964-1965

On April 22, 1964, the 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair opens for its first of two seasons. The fair held over 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, for 80 nations (hosted by 37), 24 U.S. states, and over 45 corporations to build exhibits or attractions at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York. The immense fair covered 646 acres (261 hectares) on half the park, with numerous … Continue reading New York World’s Fair 1964-1965

Seattle World’s Fair 1962

On April 21, 1962, the Century 21 Exposition — better known today as the Seattle World’s Fair — was officially opened in Seattle, Washington, in the northwest United States. In the six months between the opening and the October 21, 1962, closing, nearly 10 million people attended the fair. Unlike some other world’s fairs of its era, Century 21 made a profit. As planned, the exposition … Continue reading Seattle World’s Fair 1962

United States #728 (1933)

A Century of Progress World’s Fair

On May 27, 1933, the Chicago World’s Fair — officially, A Century of Progress International Exposition — opened, following over five years of planning. Registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the fair was held from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city of Chicago’s. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. The fair’s motto was “Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts”; its architectural symbol … Continue reading A Century of Progress World’s Fair