1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

FESTIVAL OF GAS
A puppet movie, a magic show, cooking demonstrations and product displays have been assembled by the gas industry in a pavilion of light, airy architecture in a pleasant garden. A white roof, raised high on two columns, shelters most of the area. Underneath, an arrangement of trees, shrubs, ponds and paths leads the flow of visitors to the exhibits and a restaurant.
* Admission: free.
  Highlights 
CAROUSEL PREVIEW. A giant carousel, 12 feet off the ground, slowly revolves within the exhibit area and permits riders to view the displays they are about to visit. A complete turn takes about five minutes.
"FUN HOUSE OF THE FUTURE." In three connecting buildings, the importance of gas is dramatized by tricks and surprise displays. During the 10-and-1-half-minute tour, the narrator's voice eerily echoes in dark corridors, animated appliances pop out of the ceiling and color pictures are displayed in unexpected places on the walls.
PUPPETS ON FILM. A 15-minute movie presents the sometimes tender, sometimes slapstick adventures of a puppet named "Truthful George."
APPLIANCE FERRIS WHEEL. The latest in stoves, refrigerators, laundry driers and other gas equipment intended for the home is displayed on a 15-foot-high rotating wheel.
"THE MAGIC OF FOOD." Six to eight times a day, in a 150-seat amphitheater, a magician chef does startling tricks with food.
MACHINES AT WORK. The gas turbine, generators and coolers actually being used to heat, light and cool the pavilion are shown and explained in a landscaped area called the Garden of Giants.
FROM EARTH TO HOME. Diagrams show how gas is discovered, processed and brought to the consumer.
RESTAURANT. "Festival '64 - the American Restaurant" has walls of glass and cascading greenery, and features American regional dishes. Much of the food served in this restaurant is prepared right at the table.

FESTIVAL OF GAS

The U.S. gas industry presents cooking demonstrations, a movie, and displays of industrial and domestic equipment.

A huge white umbrella-roof on two columns shelters a restaurant and exhibit areas set amid landscaped gardens. A giant elevated carousel carries visitors on a tour of the World of Gas, from the gaslit streets of yesteryear to a futuristic City of Tomorrow.

  • HOUSE OF ENERGY. This exhibit explains how gas helps to heat, cool and cook at the Fair; ultramodern kitchen equipment is on display. A turbine is in operation in the Gas Energy Center.
  • THEATER OF FOOD. Cooking shows are given in a theater; a movie tells how gas gets to the home.
  • RESTAURANT. The Festival '65 Restaurant offers regional American dishes, many prepared at the table.

9.15.00 Revised 9.09.17

The American Gas Association proudly presents the Festival of Gas. Under a five-story open-air pavilion you'll marvel at the Wonderful World of Gas -- the energy of the future! Take a quick look behind-the-scenes and enjoy a thorough tour via the on-line pamphlets and brochures. And be sure to read architect Joseph Mangan's essay on his design concepts for the Pavilion!

 

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