This presentation has been cancelled.
The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair
This presentation is in person, please register.
Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the World’s Columbian Exposition, later to be
called the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Gibbons will explain how Thomas Edison
brought new inventions and how author L. Frank Baum wrote the book, The
Wonderful Wizard of Oz based on the fair. He will also discuss the book The
Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed
America, based on the H.H. Holmes murders.