Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown
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.
Naturalization of New Citizens
Contact: Bob Moore, 314-655-1600
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, June 14. The ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the rotunda of the Historic Old Courthouse, 11 North Fourth Street, downtown St. Louis.
Approximately 75 prospective United States citizens will take the oath of citizenship at each official naturalization ceremony inside the 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 ceremonies and see the decorated Historic Old Courthouse. The garrison flag and historic decorations will be exhibited through July 16. All events and exhibits at the Historic Old Courthouse are free.
Did You Know?
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...