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

NEW ENGLAND
Dancers in the costumes of the many nationalities that have settled New England, scallop-opening contests, a "Liberty Tree" holding historic documents and a simulated walk on the moon are among the chief attractions. The pavilion area, which consists of a village green and a series of hexagonal buildings, includes a rustic "Country Store" and a nautical restaurant that features famous New England dishes. Dancers, contests and other events are held on the village green.
* Admission: free.
 Highlights 
THE COURT OF STATES. In a chain of six small enclosures at the entrance to the pavilion, each of the New England states - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut - has exhibits showing its scenery and cultural attractions.
ROMANCE OF INDUSTRY. The multiplicity of goods and services produced in New England is unfolded in the Court of Industry and Commerce. On display are jewelry, precision-machines, firearms and a model in which animated figures demonstrate the way life insurance companies contribute to the economy of American communities. An imaginary walk on the moon symbolizes modern scientific research.
THE CONTINUING VISION. "Where Our Past Began, Our Future Begins," is the motto developed in the diverse exhibits of the Theme Building.
A rocky coast, with machine-made waves, duplicates the Pilgrims' first view of New England. On the walls of the display area are a transparency, 24 feet long by 12 feet high, of the Great Beach on Cape Cod, and a greatly enlarged facsimile of a map John Smith made of New England in 1614.
The Liberty Tree, on which Bostonians hung lanterns in pre-Revolutionary times as symbols of freedom, is reproduced in steel and plastic. On its limbs are historic documents displayed as artificial leaves; next to the tree are five transparent cylinders containing such artifacts as an old gravestone, and quotations by famous New Englanders.
In the science area is a reproduction of Dr. Robert Goddard's first successful liquid propellant rocket, fired at Auburn, Massachusetts in 1926; and microscopes show cancer cells growing and then being killed by radiation.
A Kennedy tribute consists of photographs of the late President, plus several paintings never before shown publicly.
ON THE VILLAGE GREEN. During the course of the Fair, groups from different New England communities hold dances, musical performances and scallop-opening contests, and New England craftsmen demonstrate their art. Fashion shows, displaying New England-made apparel, are held daily during the summer. A posted schedule in the Court of the States tells what is happening on the green each day.
DOWN EAST CHARM. Representative New England products are sold in the Country Store, where the potbellied stove, the cracker barrel and the candy jars are just as they were generations ago.
RESTAURANT. The restaurant serves typical regional dishes. On one wall is a 175-foot section of the famous 1,295-foot-long Whaling Panorama on loan from the Whaling Museum of New Bedford. There are tables for outdoor dining.

NEW ENGLAND STATES

A series of hexagonal buildings around a "village green" includes a country store, a restaurant and exhibits of individual states.

Displays embrace both New England's rich heritage and its modern industrial and scientific achievements. Dances, fashion shows and other events are held on the green.

THE COURT OF STATES. Each of the states -- Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont -- exhibits its attractions and maintains an information center.
ROMANCE OF INDUSTRY. The wide variety of goods produced in New England is shown in the Court of Industry and Commerce.
THE CONTINUING VISION. "Where Our Past Began, Our Future Begins" is the motto carried out by the exhibits of the Theme Building.
  • A rocky coast duplicates the Pilgrims' first view of New England.
  • The Liberty Tree, on which Bostonians hung lanterns as symbols of freedom in pre-Revolutionary times, is reproduced. Its "leaves" are historical documents.
  • In the science area is a reproduction of Dr. Robert Goddard's first successful liquid-propellant rocket, fired at Auburn, Massachusetts, in 1926.
  • A Kennedy tribute consists of photographs, paintings and memorabilia of the late President, some never made public before,
ON THE VILLAGE GREEN. Groups from different New England communities hold dances, concerts and contests, and New England craftsmen demonstrate their art. Fashion shows are held daily.
DOWN EAST CHARM. An authentic replica of a country store, complete with potbellied stove and cracker barrel, sells New England products and souvenirs. The restaurant features seafood, chicken, Blueberry Slump and Apple Grunt. There are also outdoor refreshment stands.
 
Admission: free; performances on the green from 12 to 5:30 p.m.

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