The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) highlights HemisFair ‘68 in the next online streaming episode of Archive Dive, Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. Tune in to see new footage from the exhibit “Meet Me in San Antonio: HemisFair '68 on Film.” Drawing from home movies, television news coverage, promotional films, and more, the exhibit explores the planning and execution of the 1968 San Antonio event.
TAMI Curator Katharine Austin will be joined by Hemisfair historian Christopher Medina. Medina created one of the few Hemisfair ‘68 websites, www.worldsfair68.info. He is known in San Antonio for his knowledge of Hemisfair ‘68, and expertise on the site where the fair took place.
HemisFair ‘68 was a sixth-month event celebrating the ethnic groups of the western hemisphere as well as San Antonio's 250th birthday. This month marks the 55th anniversary of opening day of the fair. The theme “Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas” was seen through performances, demonstrations and the architecture of Hemisfair, constructed specifically for the event in downtown San Antonio.
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Presented in partnership with the office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission (TFC), the exhibit can be viewed at: TexasArchive.org/meet-me-in-san-antonio.
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2002 to discover, preserve, make accessible and serve community interest in Texas’ moving image heritage. To learn more about the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, visit texasarchive.org.