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Beyond the Gates: 1904 World’s Fair & Bellefontaine Cemetery

April 30 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Off-site Event

Join Joe Shields, Director of Development at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum, for a public presentation off-site.


Beyond the Gates: 1904 World’s Fair and the Louisiana Exposition at Bellefontaine Cemetery

Home of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis hosted the most unforgettable of World’s Fairs. Many of those instrumental in securing the honor and those who were significant to the Fair happen to call Bellefontaine their final resting place. We will discuss David R. Francis, President of the LPE, and Isaac Taylor, Lead Architect of the Fair – we will tell many stories of their impact on the Fair and the region. Presented by Joe Shields.


Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Scenic Regional Library – Warrenton Branch
912 State Hwy 47, Warrenton, MO 63383
Get more info and register here!


For registration questions, please reach out to the event venue at (636) 456-3321.



These presentations are free. However, donations to the Friends of Bellefontaine Cemetery are gratefully accepted. To make a gift to the Friends of Bellefontaine, email Joe Shields or call our office at 314-381-0750. 

Make a gift online 
VENMO: @FriendsofBellefontaineCemetery 
PAYPAL: donations@bcastl.org 


April 30
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm