American School and the World’s Fair

World's Fairs don't get much coverage these days, but in the late 1890s and early 1900s they were quite popular.  American School has connections to two of them.  The 1893 Chicago World's Fair, which opened on this date 125 years ago, was located within walking distance of where our headquarters eventually would be after we moved to Chicago in the early 1900s.  By that time, we were already on our way to being a leading distance education high school, and so we had a booth at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis.  You might say that the 1904 World's Fair was the first convention we ever attended, and we'll be back on the road later this week promoting our online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses.  Check back tomorrow to see where we are headed!