San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Night at the State Library Presents:
People of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915
A Special Presentation by PPIE Historian and Author Laura Ackley
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Sacramento, Calif. – Join the California State Library and the California Capitol Museum for a very special event, Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - A special exhibit and presentation on the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915. The evening starts at the Capitol Museum. Docents will be on hand between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. to tell you all about the exhibit on its last month at the Capitol Museum. The exhibit includes many items from the State Library’s collection. At 5:30 walk across the street to the California State Library, enjoy some refreshments, and then be prepared for an exciting presentation on the People of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915, with PPIE historian and author Laura Ackley.
One hundred years ago, San Francisco was host to an historic world’s fair, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The Exposition featured technological innovations and groundbreaking lighting effects. A small city was constructed in which many palaces were constructed. Today only the Palace of Fine Arts remains. Nearly 19 million people passed through the gates of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition between February 20 and December 4, 1915. Our speaker, PPIE Historian Laura Ackley will relate fascinating tales of some of the fair’s special visitors, notable guests both famous and infamous. Enjoy the stories of these and others who visited the Panama-Pacific Exposition a century ago.
About the Author: Laura Ackley holds graduate degrees in Architecture from Harvard and UC Berkeley. Her book, San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, is co-published by Heyday and the California Historical Society.
EXHIBIT: Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915
WHAT/WHERE: California State Capitol Museum, First Floor
WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
(no ticket needed for the exhibit)
WHAT: A Night at the State Library: People of the Panama-Pacific
International Exposition 1915
WHERE: Stanley Mosk Library and CourtsBuilding
914 Capitol Mall, Room 500, Sacramento, California
WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 5:30-7 p.m. The event is free
with RSVP. Presentation begins at 6 p.m.
RSVP at Eventbrite: Please print free ticket and present at the door.
Ticket is only needed for the speaker presentation. You can attend one event and not the other.
When & Where
California State Library
Founded in 1850, the California State Library is the central reference and research library for the Governor’s office, Legislature, state employees, and the general public. The State Library has an extensive collection of documents from and about the state’s rich history, ranging from books, maps, miners’ diaries, and newspapers to photos, paintings and posters.The State Library also holds federal and state publications and is home to the Witkin State Law Library and the Braille and Talking Book Library.