Families traveled from all over the country to the world’s fairs of the ’30s in an attempt to get a sought-after glimpse of America’s future. Now, you and your family can travel to the past to see how these fairs changed life in America, because from April 27 to Sept. 2, 2013, The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn will be introducing Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s.
This decade-based exhibition will revitalize six Depression-era world’s fairs, bringing over 150 artifacts for you and your family’s viewing pleasure. There will be a variety of gadgets and trinkets to look at, because these fun artifacts will be drawn from exhibits like, A Century of Progress International Exposition (1933–34) in Chicago, Ill.; California Pacific International Exposition (1935-36) in San Diego, Calif.; Texas Centennial Exposition (1936) in Dallas, Texas; Great Lakes Exposition (1936-37) in Cleveland, Ohio; Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-40) in San Francisco, Calif. and New York World’s Fair (1939-40) in New York.
You and your little ones can look forward to seeing building models, architectural remnants, era-oriented furniture, ephemera, period film footage and Elektro the Moto-Man robot among the vast number of artifacts at this neat, vintage exhibit.
Members can check this exhibit out for free! Prices for non-members are as follows $17 for adults (ages 13-61), $12.50 for kids ages 5-12, free for children under age 4. The Henry Ford Museum is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See the Metro Parent listing for more on Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn.