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The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair to be held in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exposition, and 37 countries participated in it.

Karen Pope will take the audience back in time to meet the key players, learn the scope of the fair’s displays and the public's reaction to them, and discover how the Exhibition in Philadelphia connected to the young state of Texas.

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair to be held in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exposition, and 37 countries participated in it.

Karen Pope will take the audience back in time to meet the key players, learn the scope of the fair’s displays and the public's reaction to them, and discover how the Exhibition in Philadelphia connected to the young state of Texas.

WHEN

WHERE

Neill-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
https://www.nchmuseum.org/nchm-events/mt-us-centennial

TICKET INFO

$5

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