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6/8/2018 - The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair

On Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7pm, Jason Scappaticci will give a lecture on the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair in the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library. This program is a part of the Southbury Public Library’s Adult Summer Series “Revisiting Our History at the Southbury Public Library.”

Jason Scappaticci will discuss the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair in all its delight and splendor. For many who grew up in New York or Connecticut during the 1960s, their family or school took a trip to the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, which included such treats as riding the Magic Skyway at the Ford Pavilion or trying a Belgian Waffle for the first time. Most attendees knew little of the story to get the fair built or the drama of running it behind the scenes. Interested participants are invited to come spend an hour at the fair again and learn about how this great cultural event came to be. In addition to displaying photographs, Jason will also bring souvenirs from the fair.

Jason Scappaticci is from Manchester, CT where he works as Director of New Students and First Year Programs at Manchester Community College. He is also active in local politics and is currently serving in his third term on the Manchester Board of Education. He earned a BA in history from Utica College and an MA in American Studies from Trinity College in Hartford. He has a number of lectures on historical topics and has traveled through many towns of the state to give lectures for senior centers, libraries and historical societies; in June, he gave a lecture on Failed Presidential Assassinations at the Southbury Public Library. He has also been invited to speak at the Old State House in Hartford and has been published in Connecticut Explored magazine.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund and the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.