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The Wisconsin State pavilion is now available in the Pavilion Gallery within the Hall of Preservation.
The Johnson Wax Golden Rondelle is now available in the Pavilion Gallery within the Hall of Preservation.
have been completed to document the current state of the Johnson
Wax and Wisconsin pavilions. Content is being generated and
will be online soon!
The Westinghouse Time Capsule is now available in the Pavilion Gallery within the Hall of Preservation.
The Coca-Cola pavilion and Unisphere are now available in the Pavilion Gallery within the Hall of Preservation.
1964-65 New York World's Fair took place at a time of great change in
the United States. While it was meant to represent an environment
of "Peace Through Understanding", the outside world had reached a point
where that concept was simply not possible. In many ways, the
Fair was considered a "last gasp" for the optimism of the 1950s and
early 1960s as the country entered decades of social and economic
dying optimism was in full force at the Fair, in the content of
exhibits and the design of the architecture and attractions which were
created to fill the 898-acre Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York.
For those who were able to attend the Fair during its two-year
run, it was an unforgettable wonderland of fact and fancy which
embedded itself into American popular culture.
For those of us
who were born long after the Fair had faded into history, we've seen
photos and old film clips of that wonderland. We've heard stories
of the amazing experiences our parents and grandparents had as they
explored "man's achievemends on a shrinking globe in an expanding
universe." Some of us wish there was a way to travel back in time
and see the Fair for ourselves.
There are plenty of amazing
websites online which address the history of the Fair, its
construction, the attractions which were created for it, and even how
products demonstrated at the Fair are still impacting us on a daily
basis today (Bell Systems video phone and FaceTime comparison,
anyone?). There aren't any websites, however, which give visitors
the tools they need to go out and experience some of the relics and
still-operational attractions from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair
Yes... You read that... You can still experience some of the magic of the New York World's Fair for yourself!
pavilions and attractions were designed to be disassembled and rebuilt
on new sites after the Fair came to a close. Some of those
pavilions and attractions are lovingly cared for and still operate
today across the country. A nice collection of them still remain
on their original spots in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens,
where the Fair took place over 50 years ago. They're all out
there...just waiting for you to enjoy them!
travelogue-style articles, internet-based content, and print-at-home
materials, this site is designed to give its visitors a chance to learn
a little bit about the remaining relics of the Fair and provide them
with an opportunity to explore them online before planning a trip to
see them in person. Think of it as your "Official Welcome Center"
to the World's Fair attractions as they appear today!
At the top of this page, you'll find the various areas of this online Welcome Center:
The Information Desk provides general resources for this page, including a section on how you can contribute to this site's continued growth.
In the Hall of Preservation,
you'll find exhibits which document the World's Fair pavilions and
attractions in their current locations throughout the country.
You'll also learn how you can help preserve them for future
In the World's Fair Theater, you can watch vintage films and newsreels about the Fair and see it as it was during its two-year run.
The Tour Desk
gives you the tools you need to visit the attractions virtually or in
real life. Several types of tours will be coming online soon.
Lastly, the Souvenir Shop
gives you quick access to all the vintage and contemporary clothing,
accessories, souvenirs, and tools you need to actually "live out a day
at the Fair" yourself!
I now invite you to explore the site,
understanding that it will always be a work-in-progress and that some
areas might be a little light on content while I visit these locations
myself in order to document them properly.
am hard at work
re-creating the past for your future enjoyment, but while my version of
the Fair is
'under construction', I'd like to invite you to explore the areas of
this site which have already come online. Please check the
Information Arch to the left for a list of site updates. If you'd
like to learn more about me, visit the Information Desk and click
"About TiKi T".
you're looking for more historical information about the Fair, you can
board a 'Subway Special' to one of many other websites about
the 1964-65 New York World's Fair by visiting our World's
Fair Transit Authority Subway Station. -TiKi T