Daddy Steve: Fifty years ago on April 28th, 1967, visitors from all over the world stepped onto Montreal's Île Sainte-Hélène and time-traveled into the future. It was the opening day of Expo 67, the Montreal World's Fair. Expo 67 coincided with Canada's centennial year. Sixty-two nations participated in the fair, and during its 6 month run it received more than 50 million visitors, making it the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century.
The boys have pulled out some of our Expo 67 memorabilia for the occasion
In style, Expo 67 reflected the Space Age optimism of the 1960s with its monorail trains and futuristic pavilions. The theme of the fair was Terre des Hommes/Man and His World. It was inspired by a memoir of the same name by French aviator Antoine de Saint Exupéry. The book explores his views on friendship, solidarity between people, humanity, and the search for meaning in life.
Blake and Kaveh admire the pavilion of Great Britain
We truly believe that humanitarian philosophy that produced Expo 67 is the same one that brought our Sasha Serie dolls to life at right about the same time. We don't know if Sasha Morgenthaler ever visited Expo 67, but we would like to think she would have felt a kindred spirit there.
Expo 67 visitors presented their 'passports' at each pavilion they toured
Giancarlo: Look at all of the places this person visited!
Anthony: Around the world in a day.
All of us at Gregoropolis would like to congratulate our neighbor Canada on the anniversary of this remarkable achievement.
The boys got together and performed their own version of the Expo 67 logo
Bonus: Here's a short video of Expo 67 and its theme song, "Hey Friend, Say Friend"