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Belgium

“Appropriately, the pavilion of Belgium houses some of the finest examples of the country’s national treasures and offers graphic displays of its contemporary progress in the sciences and in manufacturing. Agricultural products, fine books and other samples of a highly diversified industry are also on display. A focal point of the pavilion is a demonstration of diamond-cutting, for which this nation is world-famous”. (HemisFair Guidebook, 1968)

Pavilion Literature

Below are scans of brochure material from the pavilion.

Memories of the Pavilion

In the fall of 2020 I had the privilege of corresponding with Jean-Paul Lejeune who worked at the pavilion for the six month run of the San Antonio World’s Fair.

Here is what he had to say about HemisFair 68′:

At the time of the Fair I was 20 years old and was excited to part of the group representing Belgium at the World’s Fair.

In the staff picture, I’m the Belgian policeman on the left (who is smiling too much…following my  chief.(on the right…)

For the six month run of HemisFair 68′ I had accommodations at Fort Sam Houston not to far from the Fair site.