World's Fair Information Manual

Dynamic Maturity Pavilion
Mr. William C. Fitch, Executive Director
American Association of Retired Persons
and National Retired Teachers Assoc.
du Pont Building; Suite 419
Washington 6, D. C.
202 DE 2-7836
Mr. Ralph D. L. Price
Coordinator-Conferences & Exhibits
420 Lexington Avenue (Suite 2746)
New York 17, New York
MU 9-6787
Mr. Arnold Kagan
Fair Pavilions, Incorporated
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York 20, New York
CO 5-7262
April 4, 1963
Block 17; Lot 6
Industrial Area
18,378 sq. ft.
Ira Kessler & Associates
25 West 43rd Street
New York 36, New York
WI  7-0787
Mr. Donald Crawford
Exhibit Crafts
18-35 38th Street
Long Island City, New York
RA 1-4400

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

The Dynamic Maturity Pavilion, hexagonal in shape, will be sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons and the National Retired Teachers Association. The theme of the exhibit will be to spotlight the philosophy of the two groups: the rejection of isolation, self-pity, and inaction; and the encouragement of independence, dignity and purpose. The exhibit will demonstrate how older persons are a vital part of the American scene.
AREA 1: As visitors enter the Pavilion they will be greeted by a large display, 8 feet high and 12 feet long, where four large brilliant color scenes, representing each of the four seasons will be illuminated. Visitors moving along will see a series of exhibits on the "Keys to Happy Retirement Living": The adjoing exhibits, "Keynotes" will give brief background information on the fouding of AARP and NRTA. The succeeding "Keystones" exhibits will spell out the goals and beliefs of the two organization. Following will be a "Magic Mirror" exhibit with an answer board.

AREA 2: In this area the theme of independence is restated and the humorous works of the artist, Kurt Ard are exhibited. Visitors then move to the outdoor "Hospitality Garden" where a beautifully landscaped area is enclosed to provide an opportunity for visitors to relax. At the small "Hospitality Pavilion" in the garden, a polaroid picture of the visitor will be given him as a souvenir of his visit.

AREA 3: Returning to the main exhibit building the visitor will see an exhibit on the relationship of the goals of the organizations and the development of the spirit of independence. Adjoing is a lounge and conference area where cordial attendants wll be available for information and consultations.

AREA 4: Elevated approximately 12 inches above the floor and centered in the room, will be a flat disc, aproximately 12 feet in diameter known as the Camera Obscura. Looking into the disc, the viewer will see the panorama of the Fair outside the building.

AREA 5: Visitors will see further exhibits that point out the importance of AARP and NRTA to the retired person and the practical answers to the achievement of happy retirement living. Each exhibit will be both visual and audio.

Two themes prevail throughout the exhibit "Age is Temeless" and "The Aging Are an Active Part of the Changing Scene".

Dynamic Maturity Pavilion

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Produced the New York World's Fair 1964-1965