The New York World's Fair was intended to last just two short seasons, yet some elements of 'The Fair' continue to serve a purpose today.

Tickets, guide maps, pamphlets, booklets, and other ephemera all continue to serve as beautifully designed souvenirs of our parents' or grandparents' visit to a world of "Peace Through Understanding".

Several of the then-futuristic structures and exhibits were designed to be dismantled and re-installed elsewhere following their time in New York.  A few others were designed to be permanent operational features of the completed Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

The World's Fair "merchandise machine" made everything from napkins with the Unisphere on them to toys based on pavilions for people to take home as souvenirs. There are entire books devoted to figuring out what all was made and sold to promote The Fair.

In this section, you will have an opportunity to explore what remains of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair through scans, photos, articles, and travelogue-style pieces about some of the relics of an event which would bring the entire world to the heart of Queens.