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  • Park Over the Highway Takes Shape with MoDot Work this Weekend

    MoDot crews will close 1-44 starting in the evening at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 11 to begin the process of placing 40 girders across the highway. Each girder weighs 14 tons and is 100 feet long.The highway will reopen by 5:00 a.m. on Monday July 14.

Museum of Westward Expansion Programs

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Pioneer Program

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Build-Your-Own Program at the Museum of Westward Expansion

Build-Your-Own Program allows teachers to choose two topics related to themes of American westward expansion during the 1800s.

National Park Service rangers will facilitate the use of living history items, such as clothing, tools and documents, in addition to museum exhibits and historic images to teach students about the people, places, and events of American westward expansion during the 1800s.

Pre-visit and post-visit materials have been developed for each topic.

Choose two topics for a 60 minute program:

Lewis and Clark pre-visit activity post-visit activity

Plains Indians pre-visit activity post-visit activity

Mountain Men pre-visit activity post-visit activity

Pioneers pre-visit activity post-visit activity

Reservations must be made 30 days in advance. Call 877.982.1410 for reservations.

Did You Know?

Historic Old Courthouse photographed from the corner of 4th and Market

Land for the Historic Old Courthouse was donated in 1816 by Judge John Baptisite Charles Lucas and St. Louis founder Rene Auguste Chouteau. More...