Each week leading up to our 50th Anniversary, we’re bringing you stories from the community about the history of Hemisfair. This week’s post focuses on a memory shared by U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett.
“After learning about world’s fairs in Brussels, London, New York and Seattle, Libby and I were excited to attend our first, genuine World’s Fair. As students, on a beautiful, warm day, we took her little sister, who was much more interested in the rides than the cultural and economic exhibits. Never having travelled further than Mexico, we visited as many of the more than twenty foreign pavilions as possible. From the Tower of the Americas, we could see beyond New Braunfels. Adding in a little shopping at Joske’s, we had so much fun that we still have the bilingual Hemisfair Souvenir Guidebook that we relied on that day.”
We hope you’ll join us for ¡Viva Hemisfair! on Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 6-8 as we celebrate the people of San Antonio through the 50th anniversary of the opening of the World’s Fair and remembrance of the neighborhood that existed before. If you’ve got a memory of Hemisfair from the last 50 years – or before! – we’d love to hear about at hemisfair.org/memories.