September Lunch & Learn
Wednesday September 16, 2015
Noon to one p.m.
Remnants of Omaha’s White City
An examination of what became of the 1898
Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition Site
In 1898, Omaha hosted the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, a five-month long world’s fair which drew approximately 2 million visitors to attractions and exhibits that spanned nearly 200 acres in north Omaha. However, despite being noted in contemporary accounts for its magnitude and majesty, by the spring of 1900, nearly all evidence of the Exposition had gone, save for a remnant pond in Omaha’s Kountze Park “to remind the city of the site’s former glory.” This presentation will explore Omaha’s White City, and examine what, if anything, remains of the site today.
This program is free and open to the public
Dessert will be provided.