Museum of Science and Industry

The Wooded Isle and Gardens of the World's Fair

July 13, 2013

Event Essentials

  • Date:
  • July 13, 2013
  • Time:
  • 2:30 PM
  • Tickets:
  • This event requires a ticket for entry.
  • Cost:
  • $40 members
    $50 member guests

July 13 at 2:30 p.m.

The Wooded Isle and Gardens of the World's Fair

Join popular speaker and garden historian Cathy Maloney as she presents an engaging overview of the groundbreaking gardens and landscapes of major World’s Fairs across the U.S. Using images from her from her private collection and her recent book, "World’s Fair Gardens," Maloney will show how the horticultural innovations and landscapes of World’s Fairs affect how we garden in our own yards and enjoy our public spaces today.

A walking tour of the Wooded Isle, a remnant of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, will follow the presentation.


$40 for members
$50 for member guests

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Cathy Jean Maloney, Senior Editor at Chicagoland Gardening magazine, is the author of "World’s Fair Gardens:  Shaping American Landscapes;" "The Prairie Club of Chicago;" "The Gardener’s Cottage in Riverside, Illinois;" and "Chicago Gardens: The Early History."

Photo credit: User Urbanrules on Wikipedia


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