Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs
Sunday, October 12, 2014
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
This event repeats every week on Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday between 6/22/2014 and 5/10/2015.
Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.
Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.