Excavating the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition
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Professor Rebecca Graff speaks about her archeological and archival research focused on the Fair's ephemeral "White City" and Midway Plaisance. The results of the excavation in Jackson Park revealed a robust archeological signature of the Fair. Graff's work links the Fair, as a catalyst for structural change and its material record, to the larger social structures of late nineteenth-century America. This event is part of the Wilmette Public Library’s One Book, Everybody Reads series, which is featuring Rosellen Brown’s historical novel, The Lake on Fire, this spring.