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Kidder Award and Certificate Of Membership

Identifier: SC-MS-083

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an award certificate presented to Florence Hill Kidder (Mrs. George W. Kidder) of Wilmington, NC for her involvement in a North Carolina colonial exhibit during the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, as well as a certificate identifying her as one of the "Lady Managers" representing the State of North Carolina at the exposition.


  • Creation: 1893

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical and Historical Note

The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago was one of the largest World's Fairs in terms of size and grandeur. It saw more than 27 million visitors and had exhibition representation from many foreign countries and local states, including North Carolina. Florence Hill Kidder was appointed a "lady manager" for North Carolina by the World's Columbian Commission and helped with the many North Carolina exhibits that were displayed among the various subject-specific halls. Her colonial exhibit won an award, and upon her return to North Carolina, she established the North Carolina chapter of the National Society for the Colonial Dames of America.


1 Folder (Contains 1 oversized folder)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Mrs. Louis T. Moore. Date of acquisition unknown.

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