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  • Visiting the Gateway Arch: Enter the monument through the Gateway Arch Visitor Center, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs are exits only. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security.

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NPS Ranger with Student
March 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Free
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Women of Colonial-Era Communities

Ste. Genevieve, a French-Creole settlement founded in the early 1700s, is an intriguing but not particularly well known part of Missouri history. Discover the various roles women and girls from different backgrounds and socioeconomic levels filled daily that were vital to their families and their community.

Saturdays in March, Gateway Arch National Park hosts special programs that spotlight 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century women of Missouri and the West in honor of Women’s History Month. These family-based programs will take place in the Education Classroom located on the lower level of the Gateway Arch Visitor Center, and are free and open to all ages.

This program is also offered on Friday, March 22, at the Center for French Colonial Life in Ste. Genevieve.


The Gateway Arch
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