Chicago Hall of Science Dedication - 1953
Photos of the Dedication of the Chicago Hall of Science from the Ray Mohrlang Collection
In this photo, you will find many well known Gilbert figures who were present for the dedication.
In this photo, you will find many well known Gilbert figures who were present for the dedication.
Invitation to the reception the night before the opening.
Invitation to the reception the night before the opening.
Cutting the ribbon
Cutting the ribbon
A.C. Gilbert Jr. & Boy Scout open the door.
A.C. Gilbert Jr. & Boy Scout open the door.
A.C. Gilbert, Jr. gives the main address.
A.C. Gilbert, Jr. gives the main address.
Looking toward the front of the store
Looking toward the front of the store
Toward the rear of the stor, Erector sets were displayed on the right and train items on the left.
Toward the rear of the stor, Erector sets were displayed on the right and train items on the left.
View of train items from previous slide displayed at back of store
View of train items from previous slide displayed at back of store
Train display shelves near the front of the store.
Train display shelves near the front of the store.
George Sorenson (left) with the resident engineer. There is a story behind this photo. Check it out in the Chicago Hall of Science section in Layout Memories.
George Sorenson (left) with the resident engineer. There is a story behind this photo. Check it out in the Chicago Hall of Science section in Layout Memories.
Guests viewing the layout.
Guests viewing the layout.
Refreshments are served.
Refreshments are served.
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