Annual Meeting ~ January 5, 2019

Norfolk Historical Society Annual Members Meeting (all welcome)

Please join us at the Norfolk Library on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. for the Annual Members Meeting, followed by an illustrated talk by our curator.

Ann Havemeyer, The Devil in the White City: Kendall, Coffin, Edison, and Tesla at the World’s Fair

The White City is Chicago in 1893, site of the World’s Columbian Exposition, organized to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage to America. The devil, for the purpose of this slide talk, is electricity, and the players are Norfolk photographer Marie Kendall, Charles Albert Coffin, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla. Travel back in time to find out how the lives of these four people intersected at the World’s Fair.