The Vanishing City: Excavating the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition
Name: The Vanishing City: Excavating the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition
Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Professor Rebecca Graff speaks about her archeological and archival research focused on the Fair's ephemeral "White City" and Midway Plaisance. The results of the excavation in Jackson Park revealed a robust archeological signature of the Fair. Graff's work links the Fair, as a catalyst for structural change and its material record, to the larger social structures of late nineteenth-century America. This event is free and open to the public and part of the Wilmette Public Library’s One Book, Everybody Reads series, which is featuring Rosellen Brown’s historical novel, The Lake on Fire, this spring.