It’s lights out for the Gateway Arch this Saturday, as the 630 ft. steel structure will turn off its non-essential lights for one hour at 8:30 pm local time in celebration of the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Earth Hour, observed March 29 throughout the world. Advertisements
They’re located downtown on the riverfront; set sail daily during the spring, summer and fall months; and have been providing fond memories for millions of passengers throughout the years. The Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher—aka, the Gateway Arch Riverboats—have been part of St. Louis history for decades. But do you know THEIR storied history?
An exciting development is happening downtown today: The new and improved Walnut Street bridge is re-opening for motorists!
This Saturday, March 8, the National Park Service honors the 157th anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision, one of the most important cases ever tried in the United States and one that was heard in St. Louis’ Old Courthouse. Dred Scott was a slave in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom in the…
Women’s History Month kicks of March 1, and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is spotlighting the historic contributions of women who shaped the history of the United States with free programs all month long. “Do You Know Any Women Like These?” special exhibit will on display in the Museum of Westward Expansion and depicts how 19th-century…
Meriwether Lewis, buffalo chip races and keel boat cordelling … oh, my! Pack up the family, saddle up, and get ready for a night out in the Old West—uh, the Museum of Westward Expansion, that is—for the fourth annual Night at the Museum, Saturday, March 22 from 6 to 9 pm.
What a milestone-filled year 2014 is! We are excited to celebrate two very significant birthdays this year: the 250th birthday of St. Louis and the 50th birthday of the Gateway Arch Riverboats!