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The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 in Omaha

Event Type: Adult Programs
Age Group(s): Adult, Seniors, Teens
Date: 7/30/2013
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 is celebrated with this presentation of rare photographic images. Hailed as a showcase of technology west of the Mississippi River, the exposition was designed to show that life beyond the mighty river was civilized and forward-thinking.
Wells describes the construction of the exposition, the use of the lagoon and the sophisticated buildings at their zenith, and their dismantling.
This presentation is made possible by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment as part of the NHC Speakers Bureau.
Library: Millard Branch (402.444.4848)
Location: East Meeting Room
Other Information:
Dig Up the Past series
July 9: The History of Joslyn Art Museum's Collection
July 16: Scrapping Your Family History
July 23: Early History of Omaha
July 30: The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 in Omaha
Contact Number: 402.444.4848
Presenter: David Wells
Status: Closed


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