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2019 marks the 125th anniversary of the California Midwinter Exposition, commonly known as the Midwinter Fair. Held in Golden Gate Park, the fair featured more than 100 buildings and hosted 2.5 million visitors over six months in 1894. Visitors saw the latest innovations of arts, culture, manufacturing, industry, and agriculture; and heard glorious music!

Join us and the Mechanics’ Institute for a soiree that samples the music played at the fair—waltzes, marches, polkas, and more! Midwinter Fair historian Ed Herny will provide historical context and the pieces will be performed and sung by pianist Frederick Hodges and vocalist Noah Griffin.

The event will include light refreshments, a no-host bar serving beer and wine, and a raffle featuring six authentic Midwinter Fair souvenirs.

Before the performance, we encourage you to visit Ed Herny’s Midwinter Fair exhibit in the library on the second floor.

Space is limited—register soon:

Mechanics’ Institute | (415) 393-0101 | milibrary.org
Period dress encouraged.

Registration :
FHS and MI Members: $25   |  Others: $30

August 21, 2019, 6–8:30 pm
Mechanics’ Institute
52 Post Street
4th Floor Meeting Room

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