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Published: Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Events celebrate Century 21's 50th anniversary

  • A postcard from Jim Woodiwiss' World's Fair memorabilia collection.

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    A postcard from Jim Woodiwiss' World's Fair memorabilia collection.

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Gary Shirley's Seattle World's Fair tickets. 
PHOTO SHOT 04082012

    Sarah Weiser / The Herald Gary Shirley's Seattle World's Fair tickets. PHOTO SHOT 04082012

  • A Space Needle button from the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) collection.

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    A Space Needle button from the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) collection.

A variety of 50th anniversary events are planned this year, including a 90-minute walking tour led by guides from the Museum of History and Industry.
Those who take the tour can experience the cultural, architectural and historical legacies of Seattle's 1962 World's Fair. Tours are offered at 10 a.m. each second and fourth Thursday and at 11 a.m. each first and third Saturday, April 26 through Oct. 20. To buy tickets, go to MOHAI's website: www.seattlehistory.org/visit_us/calendar. The museum also has exhibits about the fair.
More information about 50th anniversary events is at www.thenextfifty.org and www.seattlecenter.org. Information about the book "The Future Remembered" is at www.historylink.org.
The 1962 Seattle World's Fair Employee Reunion Picnic is planned for June 30 at the Intiman Theater Playhouse at the Seattle Center. More info: Cathy Sander at 206-684-0299 or csander@seattlecenter.org.
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