World's Fair

World's Fair

For the 120th anniversary of the World’s Fair, the Field Museum has opened its vaults to create a new exhibit of artifacts from the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Director of Exhibitions Jaap Hoogstraten illuminates the artifacts in the new Field exhibit and the museum’s own history with the World’s Fair. What was it like to be a visitor at the fair? Historian Paul Durica helps us go back in time to the White City, the Midway and Chicago beyond the fair.