Museum of Westward Expansion Programs

students and rangers in front of covered wagon

Come see the covered wagon as part of the new exhibits in the Old Courthouse!

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New exhibits at the Old Courthouse . . .

New exhibits in the Old Courthouse allow students to continue learning about westward expansion while the Museum of Westward Expansion is closed. Exhibit themes cover colonial St. Louis, Lewis & Clark, mountain men, Plains Indians and pioneers.

National Park Service rangers will use 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:

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.

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