One hundred twenty-five years ago, on January 27, 1894, the California Midwinter International Exposition opened in Golden Gate Park. Over the next several months the fair was the site of parades, concerts, and nightly electric light shows, all amid moorish palaces, German beer gardens, mock volcanoes, and Eskimo villages. The fair reflected the imperialist desires, mercantile ideals, societal anxieties, and racist philosophies of the time, and left legacies to the park and surrounding neighborhoods that survive today.
Join us for a night of amazing historical images and stories. Admission is $20 for the general public, and $10 for WNP members.
map to: Western Neighborhoods Project 1617 Balboa Street
Contact: Woody LaBounty firstname.lastname@example.org
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