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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown

    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut bridge will be closed as of today Monday, March 31, 2014. This will leave the Pine St. bridge as the Arch grounds point of entry to and from the city. The new Walnut St. bridge will open next Friday to foot traffic.

Cadette Scout Programs

Interest project workshops are scheduled at varying times throughout the year. These half-day workshops are designed to help scouts meet the requirements for specific interest projects. Workshop dates are listed below each description.

Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, make your reservations early.

To make a reservation call 1-877-982-1410 ext. 0 (Please note that this is a new number for making scout reservations.)

Law and Order
Scouts will investigate the judicial system and the important role it plays in our society. The workshop, which takes place at the Old Courthouse, includes trial reenactments in the historic courtrooms as well as a discussion and debate of historic and contemporary issues. A National Park Service Law Enforcement Officer will also speak to such topics as, penalties and rights of those convicted, teens and the law and the role of investigators in fighting crime. This is a free workshop.

American Patriotism
Patriotism is love of and devotion to one's country. As Americans, our patriotism stems from the many freedoms we enjoy. With each freedom also comes responsibility. In this half-day workshop scouts will explore the history of our cherished freedoms, how they have changed over time, and how to protect them. This is a free workshop.

Heritage Hunt

In this half-day workshop, scouts will explore areas near and around the beautiful Old Courthouse. Learn about the cultural heritage of your family and community and the importance of preserving it.
This is free workshop.

Museum Discovery

Scouts will explore the wonderful world of museums, from mission statements to exhibit design, to archival work to education and interpretation. The above topics will be addressed by specialists in the field. (At the Gateway Arch and/or Old Courthouse) This is a free workshop.

Did You Know?

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...