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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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Museum of Westward Expansion Exhibits

The exhibits at the Museum of Westward Expansion bring history to life. Learn about Lewis and Clark, and the many explorers that followed. With a life-size tipi and covered wagon on display, see firsthand how the pioneers and the American Indians lived. Other exhibits demonstrate the way-of-life of farmers, buffalo hunters, miners and others whose lives played out during the time of the great westward expansion.

Explore the links to the left for information about some of the exhibits.

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Did You Know?

The Old Courthouse

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...