Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown
Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »
Dred Scott Sesquicentennial
One of the most important cases ever tried in the United States was heard in St. Louis' Old Courthouse. Dred Scott and his wife Harriet filed suit against Irene Emerson for their freedom on April 6, 1846. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court which decided the case in 1857, hastening the start of the Civil War. Two thousand seven marks the 150th anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is commemorating that anniversary with special events and an exhibit.
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM-Carr Lane Performing Arts Middle School, Dred Scott pageant
11:10-11:30 AM – Sarah Fullerton, History Day Performer, with program about Vivian Thomas
11:30-11:45 AM- Emily Hall, History Day Documentary on the Dred Scott Decision
12:00 PM- Nancy Hoppe and Chris Anibal, performance of the Blow Family story
The Dred Scott Case and Its Legacy: Race, Law, and the Struggle for Equality-a Symposium at Washington University. March 1-3
Did You Know?
In 1846, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom at the St. Louis Courthouse. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the verdict set the stage for the Civil War. Today, the Old Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Click to learn more about Dred Scott. More...