At a glance
562 Sutter St
San Francisco, California 94102
General Admission: $15
Art Deco Society Members: $10
Jewel City! Slide Lecture/Book Signing
Historian and Author Laura Ackley will share remarkable stories of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition (also known as the “San Francisco World’s Fair”) and present her new book: San Francisco’s Jewel City.
“This lavishly illustrated volume is as much a triumph as the fair itself. San Francisco’s Jewel City takes readers on an in-depth tour of the PPIE, revealing the dramas of constructing the fair and the displays of culture and industry that awaited within the exposition walls: electrical home appliances, rides in a homemade airplane, a world tour of twenty-one breathtaking international pavilions. Historian Laura Ackley’s compelling text is unparalleled in its breadth of scope and richness of detail, providing social and political context for the fair and offering insight into its legacy today.”