SEYMOUR Historian to recall ’64 NY World’s Fair

September 7, 2018

SEYMOUR — More than a half century ago, millions of people came to New York for a World’s Fair that put the spotlight on world peace and exciting new technologies. This epic event will be the focus of a Seymour Historical Society program on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m.

The official theme of the 1964-65 World’s Fair was “Peace Through Understanding,” with a focus on “Man’s Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe.” But the unofficial theme was how computers, automation and other breakthroughs were about to reshape the world.

In this program, historian Arthur Gottlieb, a former curator of New York City’s Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, will tell the story of an event that introduced Americans to Disney’s “Small World” ride, the iconic Ford Mustang sports car and, most of all, a future that seemed to offer unlimited possibilities.

The Seymour Historical Society is located at 59 West Street, near the Trinity Episcopal Church.

Admission is free for historical society members and $5 for non-members. Seating is limited to 65 people, so arrive early to get a seat. Doors open a 1 p.m.

For more information, call 203-881-2156, contact psussman@snet.net or visit www.seymourhistoricalsociety.org.

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