Experience the 1893 World's Fair through a virtual simulation and presentation by Dr. Lisa Snyder and Tim Samuelson.
On May 1, 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition opened to the public. More than 27 million people entered Chicago’s Jackson Park to experience a landmark display of invention, culture and technology, framed by an ivory architectural array that became known as “the White City.”
See for yourself what it was like to be at the 1893 World’s Fair. To mark the 125th anniversary of the fair—and its Palace of Fine Arts building, our current home—MSI presents two new chances to see a renowned virtual simulation of the World’s Columbian Exposition's famed White City.
This anniversary presentation by UCLA's Dr. Lisa Snyder and Chicago historian Tim Samuelson highlights "Curiosities of the Fair," whether curious for the time—cooking with electricity!—or everlastingly curious, like a knight statue made out of prunes.