Online Exhibit Showcases NJ and the World’s Fairs
NEW ONLINE EXHIBIT: “A Symbol of New Jersey to the World: The Old Barracks at the World’s Fair,” on view beginning Thursday, April 1 at barracks.org/exhibits, details the importance of World’s Fairs to the global community and the role of the Old Barracks as a symbol of New Jersey at three fairs.
The Old Barracks Museum in Trenton has announced the opening of a new online exhibit, “A Symbol of New Jersey to the World: The Old Barracks at the World’s Fair,” on view starting Thursday, April 1 at barracks.org/exhibits.
The exhibit details the importance of World’s Fairs to the global community and the role of the Old Barracks as a symbol of New Jersey at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the 1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition, and the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair “World of Tomorrow.”
World’s Fairs made it possible for people to experience cultures and history from places they would otherwise not be able to visit. Countries and states, including New Jersey, allocated considerable funds to ensure they represented their most significant contributions to the world. The three times the state of New Jersey selected the Old Barracks to represent the state was an honor not repeated for any other site.
The Old Barracks Museum invites everyone to visit barracks.org/exhibits to learn more about “The Old Barracks at the World’s Fairs.” There other online exhibits also include “Collection Highlights,” “When Women Vote: The Old Barracks and the Anti-Suffrage Movement,” and “Necessary and Proper for the Public Good: How the American Red Cross and the Old Barracks Association Partnered to Contribute to the World War I Effort at Home.”