We’re collecting a variety of common, everyday items used during Expo 2015. These items will be shared online to demonstrate Expo 2015’s legacy as well as stored for posterity at the Donald G. Larson Collection on International Expositions and Fairs at the California State University in Fresno, California, USA.
We need your help in saving these artifacts.
We ask that you also fill out a postcard to accompany the item to help identify it and its significance , place it in an appropriately sized envelope, and leave it in the bin or email us for collection. Imagine how you would describe the item to someone celebrating Expo 2015’s 100th anniversary in 2115. Have a photo of the item in context, such as being used? Share it online using the hashtag #Expo2015plus100.
Here are just a few examples of the types of items we’re thinking of collecting: temporary documents, handwritten notes, branded items, leftover “pieces,” brochures, magazines with Expo 2015 articles, expo clothing, ceremonial items, food and drink packaging (cleaned), printed photographs, construction gear (such as branded hard hats), unused signage, unique souvenirs, event tickets, and event programs.
Do not feel limited to these items, however. Items in any language are appreciated. Let’s tell our story. We're saving both artifacts and memories.
If you have an item that requires handing over in person, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.