Sherman Library to offer virtual program on 1960s World Fair

SHERMAN — The Sherman Library will be offering a special program on the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair presented by Jason Scappaticci on Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. This is a remote program via Zoom.

At the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, which attracted 50 million visitors, a visitor could see Michelangelo’s Pieta, drive a Mustang, ride through Disney’s Small World, see the future at GM’s Futurama, eat Belgian waffles and much more.

Situated on more than 640 acres, the fair exuded the spirit of mid-20th-century America with futuristic, space themed exhibits and an overarching “Peace Through Understanding” theme.

Jason Scappaticci is the associate dean of Student Affairs at Capital Community College in Hartford. He earned a B.A. in history from Utica College and an M.A. in American studies from Trinity College in Hartford. Some topics of particular interest for Jason are presidential history, world’s fairs, and the golden age of transatlantic passenger liners. These topics are reflected in many of the lectures he has given around the state to libraries and historic societies.

This program is free and is offered by the Sherman Library remotely through Zoom. For more information and to register, contact the library at SLprograms@biblio.org.