Event—Public Programming

Chicago’s Two World’s Fairs


10am: Lisa Snyder, “Behind the Model: Reconstruction the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition” * Please note: this presentation by Lisa Snyder is a public program requiring a reservation. Please see this web page for reservation information: Reservations are not required for the rest of the presentations.

11:30am to 12:30pm: The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893

Sarah Burns, "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Thomas Hovenden, Breaking Home Ties, and Culture Wars in the White City of 1893"

Edward C. Hirschland, “An Electric Ballet. Huh?”

Judy Koessel, “Discovering Dodge: William De Leftwich Dodge, American Muralist (1867-1935)

1pm-2pm: The Century of Progress International Exposition of 1933-34

Elizabeth McGoey, “"Homelike Atmosphere Sought": American Domesticity on View at the 1933-34 Century of Progress”

Erika Doss, "People's Choice: Grant Wood at the Century of Progress, 1933-1934."

Felicia Caponigri, “The Italo Balbo Monument: Italians and Italian-Americans in Chicago at the 1933-34 World's Fair”