Presented by Jim and Sage Hagy
The Columbian Exposition of 1893, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair, was designated by the U.S. Congress to mark the 400th anniversary of the European “discovery” of America. Governments, businesses, and entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world converged to exhibit. The Exposition also served as a magnet for performers, established and budding, to appear on the Midway Plaisance and offer entertainments cast in replicas of world cities and cultures. Fair Tricks pulls back the (non-existent) curtain of the Midway to reveal the remarkable range of world magicians who appeared in, and around, Chicago at this extraordinary moment.
Authors Jim and Sage Hagy will share stories from the book, together with comments about the geopolitical and cultural climate in which the international magicians came to the U.S. and performed. Copies of the book donated by the authors are available for a suggested donation of $20.00, with all proceeds going to support the South Haven Scott Club. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your copy of the book. Membership meeting will follow program.