I just wanted to let everyone know that I did my little part to try to keep the New York World's Fairs in the public's eye. I work at the Worcester Public Library in Worcester, MA and two years ago I was able to utilize some of the display space available to the public in the library to mount a modest display of some of my memorabilia (or landfill as it were) from the 1939-40 and 1964-65 Fairs. I used my limited computer skills to make up a flyer for the occassion and publicized it in both the Worcester Telegram and the Worcester Magazine. Oh yeah, it was also mentioned on the local AM radio station.
I had five display cases at my disposal, so I used the first two for 1939-40 material and the last two for 1964-65 stuff. The middle case was for larger pieces and general information about the Fairs. I originally wanted to have it all up in April of 2004 to coincide with the 40th and 65th anniversaries of the openings of the two Fairs, but wasn't able to get access to the cases until June. I was able to leave the display up for most of the rest of the Summer though (about 2 1/2 months or so). I received some positive feedback and would like to think that maybe, just maybe, the display taught a few people a little about something that they may not have given much thought to previously.
I wish that I had been part of the PTU community back then so people who live in Massachusetts could have had the option to see it if they were interested, but what are you gonna do? Below are some photos of the display as it looked when it was up. If you have any trouble seeing them, I also am on the whatacollection.com website (which I know Bill Young is also on). The same photos appear there and can be found at <a href="http://www.whatacollection.com/page.php?k=370" target="_blank">http://www.whatacollection.com/page.php?k=370</a> .
Although there wasn't a ton of response to the display it still was fun to be able to put some of my stuff out on display, rather than having most of it stored in boxes in the attic at home. Hope someone gets a (belated by about two years) kick out of it.