Iowa State Fair Exposition Hall Demolition

Our Great State Fair | Clip
Jul 31, 2023 | 20 sec

The demolition of Exposition Hall, the fair's oldest building at the time, is a key moment in Iowa State Fair history. 


[Thomas Leslie, Architect and Historian] The Exposition Hall's demolition I think is a key moment where the fair, while it's beginning to realize that it has to appeal to nostalgia, that's clearly a moment where the fair has to make a decision about what it keeps. Is it a museum or is it an ongoing event?