The United States section of the main hall
|Name||Historical American Exposition|
|Building||Biblioteca Nacional de España/National Archaeological Museum of Spain|
|Area||5,000 square metres (0.50 ha)|
|Organized by||Antonio Cánovas del Castillo|
|Opening||30 October 1892|
|Closure||31 January 1893|
The 1892 Historical American Exposition held in Madrid was intended to mark the four hundredth year of the discovery of America.
Several countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Sweden, Uruguay and USA participated, along with the Captaincy General of Cuba and Spain herself.
The Costa Rica exhibit was organised by the National Museum of Costa Rica director Anastasio Alfaro and included over 1000 relics from an 1891 excavation of a cemetery at Guayabo de Turrialba. After the Madrid exhibition, much of the Costa Rican display was taken to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
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