The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYP) was Washington’s first world’s fair. It had been 12 years since the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush had brought prosperity and riches to the Pacific Northwest and the state of Washington wanted to celebrate.
The AYP was held on the campus of the University of Washington between June 1 and October 16, 1909. History and science educator Jane Morton will discuss why the AYP brought more than three million visitors and tourists. A related exhibition of AYP memorabilia will be on view for the month of April in the Bellevue Library lobby.
Sponsored by Eastside Heritage Center.
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