80th Anniversary of the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair

Eighty years ago, our borough of Queens hosted one of the most memorable events in history: The New York World’s Fair. A world weary from the Great Depression turned its hopeful eyes to an optimistic view of the “WORLD OF TOMORROW,” and thrilled to the predictions of industrial and technological marvels that an exciting future held in store.

Bayside Historical Society is honored to host a presentation by World’s Fair authority, expert, and author Bill Cotter. Join us for a trip back in time! Bill will be signing and selling copies of his book, Images of America: The 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair. Fun memorabilia and souvenirs will be on display!

Fort Totten Park
208 Totten Ave., Bayside, NY 11359










When: Fri., September 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Eighty years ago, our borough of Queens hosted one of the most memorable events in history: The New York World’s Fair. A world weary from the Great Depression turned its hopeful eyes to an optimistic view of the “WORLD OF TOMORROW,” and thrilled to the predictions of industrial and technological marvels that an exciting future held in store.

Bayside Historical Society is honored to host a presentation by World’s Fair authority, expert, and author Bill Cotter. Join us for a trip back in time! Bill will be signing and selling copies of his book, Images of America: The 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair. Fun memorabilia and souvenirs will be on display!

Fort Totten Park
208 Totten Ave., Bayside, NY 11359
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