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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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Photo Mural Exhibit

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Museum Floorplan
Museum Floorplan
 

Floorplan of the Museum



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The Museum of Westward Expansion houses a permanent exhibit of 33 large format photo murals depicting the campsites and significant places visited by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their exploration of the interior of North America. This epic journey became better known as the Corps of Discovery. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial displays these magnificent 15 foot high photo murals extending 500 feet along the back wall of the Museum of Westward Expansion.

The above image is the floorplan of the museum where these remarkable photo murals are located. Along with the 33 large format photo murals are 198 small photos of various scenes, flora, and fauna pertaining to the mural scenes. Each number on the floorplan image represents a large photo mural. Click on the numbers above to view a specific magnificent mural. If you prefer, follow the path of the arrow (below) to view the murals in chronological order.


 

Did You Know?

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The Museum of Westward Expansion at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial contains over 150 quotes from diaries, journals, letters and speeches. The designers of the museum felt the actual words of nineteenth century pioneers were the most powerful way to tell their story. Click to learn more. More...