The 1893 Columbian World’s Fair was a grand affair. During its six months over 27 million people attended the exposition. That was about half the population during a time when getting from one end of the state to the other could take days. There were canals and lagoons and over 200 buildings. One of the few remaining structures is the Museum of Science & Industry, which was the Palace of Fine Arts during the fair.
This week you can visit the museum to get a feel for what the fair was like. June 18 – 20 Dr. Lisa Snyder from the UCLA Urban Simulation team will be presenting a virtual recreation of some of the grounds and the exhibits, complete with a historical narration by the Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago, Tim Samuelson.
Tickets are $40 and include general admission to the museum. Call 773-684-1414 to reserve your space.