Catherine Futter

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The first World’s Fair was held in London in 1851. It's a tradition that continues today; Expo 2012 takes place May 12 - August 12 in South Korea.

From the Ferris wheel to the ice cream cone, some pretty influential things have been unveiled at World's Fairs. For Kansas City, even an upcoming exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art featuring World's Fair fare is getting some local designers and  architects excited.