On December 3, 1915, cannons fired at sunset as the Panama-Pacific International Exposition came to an end. No cannons this night, but we’re commemorating the end of the centennial celebration with the author of the definitive book about the PPIE.
Laura will give us an up-close look at the technological marvels which thrilled the almost 19 million visitors in 1915, like the giant typewriter, the Ford assembly line, and the telephone. Ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, these exhibits may elicit warm nostalgia, laughter and even a wince or two.
We will sample wonders from many areas of the fair, including the Palace of Food Products, the Palace of Liberal Arts, The Place of Horticulture, and the Joy Zone. We’ll take a ride on the Strauss Aeroscope, visit the Panama Canal in miniature, and walk through a model mine before learning the Secrets of Mental Telepathy.