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Sneak Preview of the New Gateway Arch Renovation - May Membership Meeting
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Sneak Preview of the New Gateway Arch Renovation - May Membership Meeting

May Program Luncheon

When: Friday, May 18, 2018
11:00 am
Where: Gateway Arch Museum
St. Louis, Missouri  63102
United States
Contact: Darcie Carney
314 884 4255

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Put on your walking shoes and join Forum for lunch and a tour of the newly renovated Arch Grounds and Museum!  And, bring a prospective member!


National Park Service Education Director Erin Hilligoss will orient us to explore the new galleries and highlight the renovations of the Gateway Arch museum.


Friday, May 18, 2018

The Gateway Arch Grounds & Museum

Please wear comfortable walking shoes! 


11:00 - 11:30 a.m. meet at the new West Visitors Center, which is east of Luther Ely Smith Park.
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. presentation and tours
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. lunch and networking


Parking is most convenient in the Stadium East Garage.  Please bring your ticket with you for a validation sticker. 

Please wear comfortable walking shoes!  It is approximately 1/2 mile walk to the Arch Visitors Center.


The museum and visitors center expansion at the Arch is under construction and will open July 3, 2018.  A new glass entrance to the visitor center and museum below the Gateway Arch will face the Old Courthouse and Downtown St. Louis, bringing natural daylight underground, bringing the Gateway Arch closer to the city than ever before. Without a single stair step, visitors will easily enter a light-filled, climate-controlled plaza, where they can enjoy views of the Old Courthouse and Downtown St. Louis.

On the mezzanine level, a terrazzo floor will display a map of westward trails from St. Louis and other cities to trace our forefathers’ journeys to the west.

Under the Arch, the new museum will describe westward expansion of the United States with new, more inclusive narratives with a focus on St. Louis’ role in this era of our country's history. Interactive story galleries guide visitors through time, from the mid-1600’s to the present. The new expansion will include these galleries: Colonial St. Louis, Jefferson’s Vision, Manifest Destiny, The Riverfront Era, New Frontiers, and Building the Gateway Arch. Locals and visitors alike will be able to learn about this time period in American history and appreciate the monument representing those stories.

In the tram lobby, a 100-foot-wide media wall will show videos of the building of the Gateway Arch and scenes of American history and innovation, which are symbolized in the Gateway Arch.


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