The California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894, commonly referred to as the "Midwinter Exposition" or the "Midwinter Fair", was a World's Fair that operated for six months in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Its most enduring legacies are the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum (which has since been rebuilt in a much different design) and the Park's famed Japanese Tea Garden. It was the brainchild of M. H. de Young, then editor and sole proprietor of the San Francisco Chronicle. In 1892, U.S. President Benjamin Harrison appointed him as a national commissioner to the World's Columbian Exposition which was held in Chicago the following year.