The Conservation Society of San Antonio

HemisFair

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HemisFair ’68: A Confluence of Photographs

Many credit the 1968 world’s fair held in San Antonio as the catalyst for the city’s modern advancement and its resurgence in tourism and conventions during the latter half of the twentieth century. The urban park where the fair took place, now simply called “Hemisfair,” is no stranger to transformation. Before today’s parkland became an international attraction, it was home to a neighborhood rich in layers of history and culture. This exhibit tells the story of both places, focusing on what locals gave up to create HemisFair ’68, and what they gained in return.

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