Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Chicago Detours >> Invite Mom to Virtually Attend the 1893 World’s Fair

Invite Mom to Virtually Attend the 1893 World’s Fair 
Chicago Detours hosts "A Day at the World's Fair Virtual Tour" for Mother's Day

APRIL 19 - CHICAGO, IL -- Chicago Detours announces a special virtual tour, “A Day at the 1893 World’s Fair” for Mother’s Day on Sun, May 9 at 11:00am. Guests can invite their mothers and family members from afar to join them for this Zoom-led event, led by a live event host sharing rarely-seen photos and archival illustrations. Some trivia polls make it interactive, too. 

Guests will step into the shoes of a typical fairgoer at the World’s Columbian Exposition, one of Chicago’s most fondly imagined historical spectacles. Chicago Detours Executive Director Amanda Scotese will lead this virtual journey. Early birds could also join the event on Fri, April 30 at 7:00pm. 

Topics covered during the virtual event will include how guests arrived at the World’s Fair, how they purchased tickets, and what they would see inside the stunning exhibit halls. To put oneself in a visitor’s shoes means thinking about the most ordinary topics, too, so guests will learn about anything from lunch options a fairgoer might consider to where they would stay, how they would get around the fair, and how they would go to the bathroom! 

The experience includes intermittent questions that inspire virtual event guests to imagine the everyday experiences at the fair. They can also privately chat with their moms, daughters, sons and the like as they speculate on the answers.

This experience is a fun idea for Mother’s Day this year, as many families have discovered the value of virtual gatherings. Chicago Detours’ hugely popular virtual events have been recommended by WBEZ, Block Club Chicago, Entrepreneur Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and more. 

“A Day at the 1893 World’s Fair Virtual Tour”
Fri, Apr 30 - 7:00pm-8:00pm CT
Sun, May 9 - 11:00am-12:00pm CT
$20 individual
$35 household

The event takes place via Zoom. Tickets are required and may be purchased at

In business since 2010, Chicago Detours cultivated a reputation as having the most fun and smart tour guides in the city, with a solid five stars on Google, TripAdvisor and Yelp. Now they have grown from being a tour company to a content production company that designs and produces hyperlocal Chicago content and custom events for corporations, non-profits, and marketing agencies. They are passionate about sharing the stories of Chicago’s people, places and ideas from past to present.

For additional information:
Marie Rowley
Marketing Manager

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