The rides, the innovations, the culture, the fashion...Kid Curator Kaylee had an opportunity to experience the 1904 World's Fair through the eyes of a child visiting the fair more than a century ago during her exclusive, after-hours tour of the Missouri History Museum.
Kaylee, 9, was selected to serve as a Missouri History Museum's Kid Curator, presented by the Missouri History Museum and St. Louis Sprout & About. As Kid Curator, Kaylee toured the Museum's exhibit, "The 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward," and served as a spokesperson for the exhibit in a short video.
The 1904 World's Fair attracted millions of visitors from around the globe to Forest Park who were eager to learn about advancements in science, fine arts, technology and manufacturing. At the Missouri History Museum, families today can retrace the footsteps of the World's Fair visitors through displays, artifacts and interactive exhibits. Kid Curator Kaylee found the fashion and culture particularly interesting.
"I learned that they wore fancy clothes to the fair," she said. "My favorite part of the exhibit was when we could pick up the wands and check out the different languages at the fair."
Admission to the Museum and the exhibit are both free. The Missouri History Museum is located at 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63112.
Kaylee's family enjoyed free accommodations at the Drury Inn and Suites Forest Park. Sprout & About and the Missouri History Museum also presented Kaylee with a goodie bag to commemorate the special occasion.
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