Expo ’74: 50th Anniversary Celebration

Expo ’74: 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit

Check back throughout the month of July to view stories about Expo ’74 memories shared by community members and captured on video.

WSU’s Waterworld Pavilion at Expo ’74 revisited, from Washington State Magazine

You can also visit the following libraries to see displays of local history, World’s Fair memorabilia, and memories from Expo ’74 that have been shared by members of our community:

About Expo ’74

The International Exposition on the Environment, Spokane 1974 (commonly known as Expo ’74), was the first environmentally themed World’s Fair and was held in Riverfront Park from May to November 1974.

Some structures built for Expo ’74 are still standing and familiar to Spokane residents today. The Washington State Pavilion is now the Spokane Convention Center. The Looff Carrousel (originally restored for the 1974 World’s Fair) and the butterfly sculpture are both in Riverfront Park.

The League of Women Voters Spokane Area has put together a booklist on climate change topics, with titles for kids and adults.