• the Gateway Arch celebrates 50 years in 2015, the Arch shortly after completion in November 1965

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    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

Museum of Westward Expansion Programs

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Pioneer Program

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Please pardon our dust . . .

Programming at the Museum of Westward Expansion will be in transition during the Arch redesign project.

We will continue offering programs at the Museum through February 15, 2015. The Museum will then close for renovation, and we will begin offering programs at the Old Courthouse starting March 16, 2015.

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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