The 1904 World's Fair Society is dedicated to "preserving the memory" and memorabilia of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
They are a nationwide diverse group of people passionate about the broad aspects of the 1904 Louisiana Exposition. The Society holds meetings every month in St. Louis, Missouri. Some of them collect memorabilia, some members are interested in digging up the facts and setting the record straight, while others are have an interest in finding the bits and pieces of the Fair that still exist, and some Society members even have family connections to the Fair. All you need is a sense of wonder about the grandest Exposition ever created to join the 300 plus (and growing), Society members.
The 1904 WFS has published a video documentary of Fair attendees, printed a book, produced several post cards, minted a commemorative silver medal for the Fair’s centennial, and made a large donation to the renovation of the St. Louis Zoo's Bird Cage, (originally built for the 1904 World's Fair).
The Society has also discovered and purchased the masterworks to the 1904 Fair’s Floral Clock (which is currently on display at the Missouri History Museum); a large-scale project is to recreate the giant floral clock at a permanent location for the exhibit.
Monthly meetings feature programs covering a wide range of Fair-related topics, such as music, food, fashions, exhibits, memorabilia displays, and even 3-D slide shows. Visitors are always welcome at their monthly meetings. Every December 1st, the Society has a formal Closing Day Observance Banquet to commemorate the closing day of the Fair.
Besides meetings, the Society has provided numerous presentations (and even tours), about the 1904 World's Fair. They can easily handle any type of Fair presentation for your organization or event. Their topics can be tailored for your membership, and can also arrange for 'special' presentations if requested--including 'The Pike' or 'Food at the Fair'. Honorariums may be requested from non-educational groups or organizations.
The Society is always glad to answer any question(s) about the Fair, (or refer you to an organization that may provide an answer for you).
Lee Gaskins' MEET ME AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair