Musings of a Museum Fanatic: Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair

9.11.2014

Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair

Kevin and I were FINALLY able to get to the Field Museum for this exhibit over the past weekend! I had been trying to figure out a day to go for months and lucky for me the run was extended. Unfortunately it closed the very next day but I've got some neat pictures to share from the exhibit.

Like always it was a fabulous exhibit and was insanely well put together. I loved how it was really heavy on the artifacts and photos but it wasn't overwhelming where you don't know what to look at. Here are some of my favorite photos we took.




 This is the official ledger that has all the items brought to the Fair accessioned. The museum nerd in me loved this artifact.


Kevin's favorite artifact was the fossil that had two bass in it!


9 comments

  1. This looks like an awesome exhibit! I've always been fascinated by world's fairs. Just such a cool idea that people would come to showcase their inventions since there were limited forms of mass media.

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  2. I agree that the fossil is extremely cool!

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  3. I love to know more about this, i've been trying to get my son to love to visit the museum, this is awesome

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  4. love visiting museums. They are all full of great knowledge and great for the kids to learn. Def need to check this one out

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  5. I ❤️ the Field Museum - have the best memories of taking school field trips their while growing up in Illinois...
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  6. I've never been there. Looks great! Beautiful outside too!
    I do live about 1.5 hour from Boston and miss going to the museums out there too! Have you ever been out this way?

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  7. Oh I love looking at fossils! I need to make a trip to a museum soon!

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  8. Awesome.. I have never been but it looks like a nice museum. I haven't been to a museum in a long time.. but this post reminds me of how much I love them and need to go soon.

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