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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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Introduction

July 30, 2011 Posted by: Jennifer Clark, Archivist

Welcome to Jefferson National Expansion Memorial's Artifact of the Month page! Here we will feature artifacts from our collection, some on display, some that are in storage. Our collection is large and varied and includes items relating to: westward expansion, St. Louis history, Lewis and Clark, the creation of the park and the construction of the Gateway Arch.

Please take advantage of the comments feature to let us know your thoughts about the blog and the artifacts. If you'd like to get in touch with the cultural resources staff with any questions about artifacts on this page, or other artifacts from the collection you can contact us via email.


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1843 letter

The Museum of Westward Expansion at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial contains over 150 quotes from diaries, journals, letters and speeches. The designers of the museum felt the actual words of nineteenth century pioneers were the most powerful way to tell their story. Click to learn more. More...