Event Details

  • Everyday from 04/20/2013 to 04/28/2013

    Location: Gateway Arch Museum of Westward Expansion Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Fee Information: Free Programs Contact Name: Nancy Hoppe Contact Phone Number: 314-655-1724

*National Park table where visitors will explore Missouri and Illinois national parks through films, maps of park location, contact information and park brochures.
*Display and a daily 3:15 tour concentrating on Museum of Westward Expansion (MWE) exhibits to national park sites, with hands on at each MWE stop and park brochures. 
*National Park table with national park kids puzzle.Gateway Arch Bingo kids sheet.
*Earn the parks Jr. Ranger badge available at the Information Desk. Kids photo by President Ford's photo as a Park Ranger.
*Children can earn a Civil War and Civil Rights trading card as prizes upon completion of becoming a Jr. Ranger; completing the Arch National Park Bingo sheet, watching a National Park Week film; and/or joining the 3:15 museum tour.
*NPS films shown at the Arch and Old Courthouse.

Film Schedule April 21-April 28

Gateway Arch-Museum of Westward Expansion Special Exhibit Gallery
Films shown continuously from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

"Mount Rushmore:The Shrine"
The story of the creation of one of the world's most colossal and compelling works of art, exploring how it was constructed and why these four presidents were chosen to represent the American experience.
Length: 20 minutes

"Long Knives"
Long Knives describes backwoods elongated hunting blades and the men on the secret mission of George Rodgers Clark. 150 Long Knives were recruited to break Fort Detroit's strong hold by attacking British French out posts at Kaskaskia, Vincennes and Cahokia. The victory marked the beginning of the end of British control on the westward frontier.
Length: 30 minutes

"A Few Men Well Conducted"
The story of George Rodgers Clark Clark and his conquest of the Old Northwest.
Length:23 minutes

"Land of Dreams: Homesteading America"
This film will take you on a journey through 30 states and 123 years of homesteading history. From President Thomas Jefferson's vision of an American West settled with small farms, to the reality of it's vast checkerboard landscape. Land of Dreams lets you tour homesteads from Nebraska to Alaska. You witness personal stories of struggle and success. You see how the land was lost and claimed, settled and tamed. See cabins built but then abandoned, and farms of today as you explore the legacy of the 1862 Homestead Act with the Land of Dreams.
Length:25 minutes

"Nez Perce: Portrait of the People"
Paints an ever-changing picture of a people living in harmony with the land for thousands of years.
Length: 23 minutes

Old Courthouse Theater
Films shown continuously every half hour on the half hour from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

"Mighty Mean Fowt Fight: The Battle of Wilson's Creek"
The Battle of Wilson's Creek, also known as the Battle of Oak Hills, was the first major battle of the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Fought on August, 10, 1861, near Springfield, Missouri between Union forces and the Missouri State Guard, it is sometimes called the "Bull Run of the West."
Length: 26 minutes

 Park entrance fee will be waived Monday, April 22, through Friday, April 26, 2013


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