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Hearing from our docents: part 3

Our next final World’s Fairs docent: Kate Meenan-Waugh If you would like to go on a tour led by one of our excellent docents, here is some information: Schedule: Walk-in tours are available Monday-Friday at 3:15 pm; Saturday 10:45 am … Continue reading

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Hearing from our docents: part 2

Our next featured World’s Fairs docent: Cecil E. Talbott If you would like to go on a tour led by one of our excellent docents, here is some information: Schedule: Walk-in tours are available Monday-Friday at  3:15 pm; Saturday 10:45 … Continue reading

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Hearing from our docents

We asked the National Building Museum’s exhibition docents to tell us what they like most about the exhibition Designing Tomorrow and World’s Fairs, and we recorded their responses. Check out the first response by Diane Schwager.

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The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair

For your entertainment over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we have a treat for you: the full version of Westinghouse’s promotional film “The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair”! In this video, you can see some of the spectacular … Continue reading

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Pinball game anyone?

A fun object to look for in the Designing Tomorrow exhibition is a pinball game, the “World’s Fair Jig-Saw” designed by Rock-Ola Manufacturing Company in honor of the 1933-34 A Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago,  touted as “the mightiest sensation … Continue reading

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