Historic Experience 2016

Historic Experience 2016

Historic Experience 2016

Presented By: 1904  


The Historic Experience brought to you by the 1904 World’s Fair Society will highlight the history of the 1904 World’s Fair and the city of St. Louis as we promote positive discussion of the region's past while looking forward to a brighter future!

Visit the 1904 World's Fair Society booths to learn about the myths and wonder of the original Fair while checking out some authentic 1904 World's Fair memorabilia, educational info, sweet merch, and more!

Catch a short guided walking tour of the World's Fair Pavilion and surrounding grounds highlighting what stood there in 1904! Register at the Historic Experience booth near Artist's Village for one of these 20 minute tour times:

  • Friday  6pm
  • Sat & Sun    10am  ~  2pm   ~  6pm

Bring your own 1904 World's Fair memorabilia by the 1904 World's Fair Society booth for review and estimates on your treasures worth based on today's trends.

Check out the 1904 World’s Fair Society’s artistic interpretation of the 1904 Festival Hall located at their booth near Artist’s Village. This large tapestry makes for a great photo opportunity to preserve a little piece of your visit to the 2016 St. Louis World's Fare Heritage Festival!

"PLAY BALL!" 1904 Style:  What team sports did the people of St. Louis play in 1904? Along with the well known sports of baseball and football some Americans also enjoyed the venerable old English game of cricket! Still played in many areas of the country in 1904, including St. Louis, the game had been played since at least the nid 18oo's . Plans had even been in place  to include the cricket in the 1904 St. Louis Olympics. 

  • Visitors to this years St. Louis World's Fare will have an opportunity to personally relive this long forgotten sporting legacy by joining in on short, informal, turn-of-the-century cricket games that American cricket player and historian Tom Melville will be conducting on Saturday the 20th from 11 to 5 and Sunday the 21st from 10 to 3.
  • The games will be run on a continuous walkup basis and are open to all.  Absolutely no experience required! 

 Find Tom hosting the cricket games behind World Business Expo and Farmer's Market.


For information regarding Historic Experience please contact:

Daniel Fuller - Historic Experience Director
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Davide Weaver - Historic Experience Co-Director
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