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 »
Day 1 - Thursday, April 5, 2001
7:30 a.m. Registration8:00 - 8:30 - Introduction and Welcome
Gary W. Easton, Superintendent, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
8:30 - 9:25 - Keynote Speaker
John Mack Faragher, Howard R. Lamar Center for the
9:25 - 9:35 - Break
Morning Sessions - American Indians in the Mississippi River Valley Before Lewis and
10:35 - 11:00 - Discussion
11:00 - 11:15 - Break
12:15 - 12:35 - Discussion
12:35 - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch and tour of the Museum of Westward Expansion on your own
Afternoon Sessions - African American Life in the Colonial Era Mississippi River Valley
3:30 - 4:00 - Discussion
4:00 - 4:10 - Break
4:10 - 5:10 - Walking Tour of the Site of Colonial St. Louis - Bob Moore,
5:10 - Wrap-up and return to hotel.
Day 2 - Friday, April 6, 2001
(Bus Transportation from the Drury Plaza Hotel and return provided by the NPS). Bus departs promptly at 7:45 a.m.
8:15 a.m. - Welcome
Nicola Longford, Vice President for Community Services, Missouri Historical Society
8:30 - 9:15 - "Setting the Stage - Colonial St. Louis and its Neighbors" (French/Spanish Settlements, Indians and the U.S.)
Jay Gitlin, Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders, Yale University
9:15 - 9:30 - Discussion
9:30 - 9:45 - Break
Morning Sessions - Indian People in the Missouri River Valley Before Lewis and Clark
11:30 - Noon - Discussion
Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Tour of the New Museum Exhibits at Missouri Historical Society on your own
Afternoon Sessions - The People of Colonial Louisiana
2:30 - 2:45 - Break
2:45 - 3:45 - "A Musical Journey to Colonial Illinois" - Spirited Old World traditional music carried to the Illinois Country by soldiers, traders, voyageurs, and habitants
Dr. Denise Wilson and Michael Lewis, Lafayette, Indiana.
3:45 - 4:00 - Break
Carmen González Lopez-Briones, U.S. Embassy, Madrid, Spain
4:30 - 5:00 - Discussion, Wrap-up
5:00 - 5:30 - Return to hotel by bus; bus leaves MHS at 5:30.
Day 3 - Saturday, April 7, 2001
Meet at the Drury Plaza Hotel at 8 a.m. Bus Transportation Provided by the NPS. Tour Conducted by F. Terry Norris, District Archeologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Did You Know?
The Lewis and Clark expedition sent back animals to President Jefferson from Ft. Mandan. Four magpies, a prairie dog, and a sharptailed grouse were sent back with Corporal Warfington. Unfortunately, only the prairie dog and one magpie survived the arduous journey. Learn more about the journey here. More...