It Happened Here: Expo '74 Fifty Years After

Jun 22nd to Jan 26th 2025

Tuesday - Sunday

10:00AM to 5:00PM

For many in the Inland Northwest, the 1974 World’s Fair remains the single most transformative event in living memory. Radically reshaping Spokane’s natural and built environment, Expo ’74 ushered in a new era for the city—one centered on urban renewal, commercial growth, and political progress. This 50th anniversary exhibition revisits the historical roots of Expo ‘74’s stated environmental purpose and its popular “community spirit” legacy. Incorporating recognizable elements from Expo’s built environment with museum artifacts and archival materials, visitors will engage with the familiar, nostalgic, and perhaps lesser-known stories found within the MAC’s largest archival collection, seeing Expo ‘74 in a new light.

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture

2316 West First Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

  • Admission: $12