07/15/13 Bring a friend and your brown bag lunch to the Marshall County Museum on Thursday, July 18th at 11:30 for a fascinating presentation on “The 1893 Columbian Exposition,” better know as the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. 

Jenny Harness, collector and teacher, will be sharing her collectibles and memorabilia from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair during this Summer Brown Bag Lunch Event at the museum.  She was awarded a 2010 Lilly Creativity in Teaching Grant to specifically study this time in history.   Prepare to be entertained as well as educated by some of the interesting discoveries that were made during this time period.  Things like, “Cracker Jack,” “Juicy Fruit Gum,” “Aunt Jemima,” “Quaker Oats,” hamburgers, brownies, and even zippers were some of the innovations during that pivotal time period that we still use today!


Harness’ talk will include tidbits about how plans for “Disney World” and “The Wizard of Oz” were inspired by the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.  All are welcome to bring their lunch to the Brown Bag Summer Event at the Marshall County Museum, 123 North Michigan Street in downtown Plymouth on Thursday, July 18th at 11:30 to relax and enjoy a lunchtime break!