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    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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    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.

Symposia

These are the records of four symposia held in St. Louis to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Click on the links below to see the schedule, speaker biographies, and links to full texts of some of the papers presented.

Symposium 2001:
Before Lewis and Clark: Indian Nations, French and Spanish Colonials in the Mississippi and Missouri River Valleys
St. Louis, Missouri. April 5-7, 2001

Presented by Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, The Spanish Colonial Research Center, National Park Service and The Missouri Historical Society

Symposium 2002:
The Louisiana Purchase: An International Perspective
St. Louis, Missouri. March 21-23, 2002

Presented by Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Citizenship Education Clearing House and the Center for International Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Spanish Colonial Research Center of the National Park Service and the Missouri Historical Society

Symposium 2003:
Lewis and Clark: Observations on an Expedition.
St. Louis, Missouri. March 20-22, 2003.

Presented by Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, in conjunction with the Missouri Historical Society and the Spanish Colonial Research Center of the National Park Service.

Symposium 2004:
Lewis and Clark: Legacies of an Expedition.
St. Louis, Missouri. March 10-12, 2004.

Presented by Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Click here to see a page of links to full text papers from all four years.

Did You Know?

The Old Courthouse

The Old Courthouse at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was a gathering place for pioneers going west. It was also the site of several important nineteeth century trials which helped fuel major changes to the American way of life. To learn more about the Old Courthouse click here. More...