Governor's Sesqui-Centennial Committee records
Scope and Content
This record group contains minutes of meetings, an account book, pay receipts, registers of visitors, official town seals, blueprints of construction drawings and the contract for construction, ceremony programs and dinner menus, speeches and press releases, correspondence, and photographs of ceremonies, construction of the Connecticut building, and other sites at the Exposition.
- Creation: 1926-1927
Language of Materials
The records are in English.
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On April 1, 1926, Governor John Trumbull and the State Board of Control authorized Connecticut’s participation in the “Philadelphia Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition” celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Thirty-five thousand dollars was allocated, and a committee consisting of George S. Godard, State Librarian and Chairman, former Governor Frank B. Weeks, and State Treasurer Ernest E. Rogers were appointed. The Committee built, furnished, and operated a Connecticut building, modeled after the old state capitol, and equipped it with exhibits of Connecticut life and industry. At the end of the Exposition, the Committee sold the building, and held its last meeting on July 28, 1927.
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The Committee built, furnished, and operated a Connecticut building for the Philadelphia Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition. The building was modeled after the old state capitol, and equipped it with exhibits of Connecticut life and industry.
The records were kept by George Godard as Chairman of the Committee and transferred to the State Library.
- RG 051, Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Committee
- Inventory of Records
- Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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