Walking to the Arch from Downtown
With the construction for the park over the highway, there are some detours getting to and from the Gateway Arch grounds. Most of the sidewalk running along Memorial drive in front of the Arch will be closed to pedestrian traffic due to the construction. More »
Naturalization of New Citizens on Independence Day
Release date: Immediate
WHERE: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Historic Old Courthouse, 11 North Fourth Street in St. Louis, Missouri.
WHEN: Thursday, July 3, 2008
WHAT: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, in cooperation with the National Park
Service at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial will commemorate Flag Day with a public naturalization ceremony at the Historic Old Courthouse on Thursday, July 3, 2008. The ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the rotunda of the Historic Old Courthouse, 11 North Fourth Street in St. Louis, Missouri.
Approximately 75 prospective United States citizens will take the oath of citizenship at an official naturalization ceremony inside the Historic Old Courthouse. This historic building will be decorated with an array of patriotic 19th Century displays, including a 33-star, 36’ x 20’ garrison flag suspended from the fifth-level balcony.
The public is invited to attend the naturalization ceremony and see the decorated Historic Old Courthouse. The garrison flag and historic decorations will be exhibited through July 20, 2008. All events and exhibits at the Historic Old Courthouse are free of charge.
Did You Know?
Meriwether Lewis took his Newfoundland dog Seaman on the Lewis and Clark expedition? Seaman made the entire trip with the Corps and is credited with waking the members when a bison entered the camp and almost trampled them. Click here to learn more about Lewis and Clark. More...