MuseumExpo World’s Fair Break

Start Day and Time
Monday May 8 3-5 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
Come experience some of St. Louis' fascinating history at World's Fair Day. In 1904 St. Louis hosted the World's Fair and the Olympics--more than 20 million people attended. Meet re-enactors and historians from the 1904 World's Fair Society. Interact with birds from around the world and an eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary. Originally commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution for the 1904 World's Fair, the 1904 Flight Cage served as the impetus for St. Louis to develop a full-fledged zoo - the first municipally supported zoo in the world. The World Bird Sanctuary is a St. Louis-based non-profit preserves, protects and inspires to safeguard bird species as part of the global community for future generations. Listen to live ragtime music from St. Louis resident Danny DuMaine. Danny began playing piano at age four, and is a musician, producer, arranger, music director and a composer. Ragtime music was popularized by Scott Joplin, a resident of St. Louis in the early 1900s.